Tribute to keen photographer and Newport tv shop owner Ken Harbor

FORMER TV/ Hi-Fi and CB specialist Ken Harbor has died at the age of 97.

Mr Harbor, of Newport, was born on December 8, 1922, in Eastleigh, Hampshire.

His first job on the Island was working for Buckle and Drew solicitors (now Glanvilles) as a runner, moving on to working at J. S. White of East Cowes.

He went on to own his first shop, situated where today’s Coppins Bridge roundabout is.

He then relocated to Nodehill, where he spent the rest of his working years.

At carnival time, he would head the procession, playing music through his PA system.

When it was the Queen’s Coronation, he supplied many households across the Island with TVs to view the special occasion.

His passion was photography, and he entered several competitions, or sometimes judged.

He belonged to the Isle of Wight Photographic Society and was elected president due to his long service and knowledge on technical issues.

He leaves his wife of more than 55 years, Eileen, with whom he enjoyed his retirement, taking trips to Ireland and Canada — where Mr Harbor took a lot of photographs.

A funeral service has taken place.

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