A look at an old postcard from the Rylstone Crazy Golf and Tea Gardens in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.
While browsing through the many boxes at the Stockport Postcard Fair we spotted this nice old postcard showing the Rylstone Crazy Golf course and Tea Gardens at Shanklin on the Isle of Wight.
|Rylstone Crazy Golf and Tea Gardens, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. Jarrold Publishing, Norwich postcard CKIW 2309|
The card is un-posted but has had the year 1999 written on the reverse. The photo on the card was taken a long time before then.
We visited the course on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour back in 2008. It was incredibly well signposted then, and still was on our return in 2016.
|Rylstone Tea Gardens Crazy Golf course in Shanklin, Isle of Wight in 2016|
In 2008 the course still looked very much like it does on the postcard. However due to decades of wear and tear the base of the 'tables' meant that a new concrete layout had to be created to house the original obstacles.
|Rylstone Tea Gardens Crazy Golf course in Shanklin, Isle of Wight in 2008|
Visit the Rylstone Tea Gardens & Crazy Golf course on Facebook for more info, opening times, events and prices.
It's the second copy of the postcard we've got as we received one in the post from the Isle of Wight itself after our friend Cat - aka WightHot on Twitter - found some in a charity shop on the island.