Put Out The Flag – Derek Sprake


Derek Sprake’s story of the Isle of Wight Carriers, which spans over 100 years. He brings to life an iconic part of the island’s history in his fascinating book.


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Put Out The Flag: The Story of Isle of Wight Carriers 1860 – 1960 – Derek Sprake

This story of the Isle of Wight Carriers covers the last 100 years. Formerly they travelled the Isle of Wight’s roads and were seen as ‘a way of life’ for Island residents. This book  is full of personal recollections of how the Isle of Wight carrier affected lives, either as a user of its services or as a relative of someone who operated one or in some valuable instances, carriers themselves. Sparke brings to life this piece of local history that has now gone forever.