Stories I have heard of Charlie Stamp including those on our website would leave you to believe he was a local man but I am afraid you would be wrong. He was not even from Essex. I am sure I would have recognised the accent if I heard him speak, he was born on the IOW at St Helens, Ryde. He did not came to the island until about 1924.
He was a sailor and fisherman with a great knowledge of the sea and saltings. He was well-known for his wildfowling.