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Caroline Gurney-Champion

I was born on the Island and, after doing my A levels at Carisbrooke, I skipped up to London vowing never to return. But return I did after a career as a film producer – the pull of the sea was too great. My four children were brought up and educated on the Isle of Wight and when the youngest was very small I started B&B at Gotten Manor in Chale. The business has expanded to include three holiday cottages.I am really lucky to live in such a beautiful place, I feel grounded in the earth and know that especially when I am on Compton beach that I am conscious of the generations of my family who have been here before me. It’s a humbling realisation.