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Fossils And Dinosaurs To Feature In Episode Three Of Isle Of Wight Jewel Of The South Tonight

The third episode of Isle of Wight: Jewel of the South will feature famous fossil hunting palaeontologist Martin Simpson, who is on the lookout for a prehistoric giant.

The returning series celebrates the Island's natural beauty and rich historical heritage.

Following the lives of residents whose families have lived here for generations — as well as newcomers, the series is an upbeat, escapist celebration of life on the Wight.

It delves into the lives of those who have made this place home, while soaking up the jaw-dropping beauty of its iconic chalk white cliffs.

In Calbourne, we meet Sally Chaucer who owns the oldest working watermill on the Island.

Recently, however, her precious home and business has become a millstone around her neck, since the pit wheel – a key cog in the system – shattered.

With the watermill out of action, making flour has now ground to a halt, so the pressure is on for heritage metal worker Ross Buckley to fix and refit this hefty, cast iron wheel.

The Isle of Wight attracts hundreds of newcomers, such as Susan McCall, who moved from the mainland to Wroxall, to take up a new role at the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary.

However, Susan won’t feel totally at home until she’s reunited with her 25 pet sheep; after a journey of almost 150 miles by road and sea.

The arrival or her much loved pets is imminent - but what will the resident donkeys make of their new neighbours?

It’s an early start for coasteering instructors Chris Mannion and Summer Tucker who are making the most of a low spring tide to recce a trail of magical caves and rocky paths around Freshwater Bay.

The work colleagues hope to add to their treasure trove of hidden hotspots that they can share with intrepid tourists.

Just outside Shanklin, delivery day is looming for organic farmers Will and Aimee Steward, who not only have to pick enough fruit and veg to fill 300 boxes for their local customers.

But Aimee also has to create and test out a new recipe using their seasonal produce, to include with every box.

Even with their kids pitching in, they’ve got a lot on their plate.

Isle of Wight: Jewel of the South is on Thursdays at 8pm on Channel 5.

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