With grateful thanks to Sue Atkinson here is an impression of the bell to be installed to the West of the Rotunda (itself hiding a sewage pumping station). It isn't installed yet - it just looks like it.....

Here's the view in the other direction (taken on a sunnier day).

A promising looking site is emerging in Ventnor.

This is within the small harbour, against the harbour wall near the 'elbow' to the right of the photo above.

There is a real head of steam building for the new Isle of Wight bell to be in Ventnor, on the South Coast.The ideal location looks like being just south of the 'Rotunda' a circular building atop a pumping station, sandwiched between the town's beach and Ventnor's small harbour.

The bell would be mounted among the rocks to the right of the photo above.

A fantastic team has formed to progress things, some of whom are present in this photo of the rough location for the bell.

The small town is over a thousand years old. The castle was built by Henry VIII as a gun emplacement to defend the Solent. Now it is the terminus for one of the ferry services to the island, and this, a relatively small yacht harbour, and tourism are its main raisons d’etre.

Opened in 1876, and in its earlier years subject to occasional damage from ships, this is the longest wooden pier in the UK.

For that reason, it has needed costly restoration every decade or two in the last 40 years.

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