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isleofwightdayparade2016_004The inaugural Isle of Wight Day, which took place on Saturday, has been hailed a success and is set to return in September 2017, the Island’s High Sheriff Robin Courage has confirmed.

The event saw bunting throw up across towns and villages and many events held in celebration of all things Isle of Wight. The day concluded with a Grand People’s Parade through the heart of Newport.

The man behind Isle of Wight Day, Robin Courage MBE has said:

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“I have been absolutely overwhelmed by the response from the whole Island community to this first Isle of Wight Day. There has been a noticeable buzz all over the Island all weekend and many thousands of Islanders of every age group have really entered into the true spirit of the occasion.

“I am hugely grateful for the generous support from Island businesses, many of whom have joined together with all their staff to celebrate all that is great about this Island. It’s been brilliant how so many people have agreed with us that there is so much to celebrate about our wonderful Island.

“Thank you Islanders for waving the flags all weekend, you truly exceeded all expectations. Wrap up your bunting and bring it out again for September 23rd, 2017”.

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