The snowfalls of ten years ago and a multitude of memories from carnival processions in the 1970s have appeared on the We Grew Up on the Isle of Wight Facebook page this week.

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Following Julian Russell's pictures of Shanklin Carnival in 1972, many people commented on what they remembered about the Isle of Wight's famous carnivals.

Lynne Young recalled when the holiday camps used to put in floats and some even came over from the mainland.

Chris Rogers said: "I used to play drum in the 1st Sandown and Lake Boy's Brigade band and I attended the majority of the Island carnivals, including the floodlit / torchlight processions.

"For the torchlight ones, we had to pin Christmas tree lights on to our uniforms and have the large radio batteries in our pockets to power them."

We particularly loved seeing Erica Louise's picture of Beatrix Potter's Town and Country Mouse at an island carnival procession.

Isle of Wight County Press: Erica Louise's picture if Beatrix Potter's Town and Country Mouse at an Island carnival procession.

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. Picture: Erica Louise.

Barry Swallow also remembers attending many carnivals processions as part of Cowes High School's Combined Cadet Force (CCF) band — he was a pupil there between 1969 and 1974.

As the weather has grown colder this week, the 2010 snowfalls — and the best places to take your sledge — were popular topics of conversation too.

Moira Griffin recalled: "When we were young and lived at Chillerton, there was a boy who had an old army sledge — every child in the village was his friend and when it snowed about ten of us would pull it to the top of the down.

"About six could get on at a time, a few fell off when we hit an ant hill and you all had to fall off before you reached the ditch at the bottom or we would have been thrown into the hedge. Wonderful times!"

Several people recommended sledging in Los Altos Park, Sandown, Steven Jones nominated Ashey Downs and other places mentioned included included several different roads in Cowes.

But Julie Grant had a cautionary tale about sledging on roads. She said: "In the late 1960s we used to go down St Paul’s Avenue, Shanklin, on tin trays. My sister was hit by a car coming along North Road at the same time as she got to the bottom of the hill. She still has the scar (she was okay, as car only slid slowly at her)"

We particularly loved David Ingham's picture of snow on the railway line at Ryde Esplanade - he commented that it wouldn't be much use for sledging though, as there was not much of a downhill run!

Isle of Wight County Press: Dave Ingham captured the snowfall of December 2, 2010, at Ryde Esplanade.

David Ingham's picture of the railway line at Ryde Esplanade on December 2, 2010.

Have you got lovely memories of your time on the Isle of Wight?

If so, why not take a look at the We Grew Up on the Isle of Wight Facebook page - click here to join in the fun!