"Here is to be inspected, by permissions a strong battery, Puckpool, erected for the defence of Portsmouth and Spithead, and holding signal communication with the circular forts in the Solent, one of which is so near the shallow coast here that at extremely low tides people can walk until they are close to its frowning portholed walls. Spring Vale is a small hamlet close to the sea, with hotel and private accommodation for visitors, who wish to retire from the busy hum of town life.

A wall letter box is cleared at 11.15 a.m. and 6.55 p.m. No collection of letters on Sunday. " {Sea View}

The Minerva Isle of Wight Pictorial and Guide - circa 1900