I think I've started something now! I recently looked up to see if there has been a maker space/hackerspace on the island and saw that someone had tried to kickstart one but never got it funded. I think if something similar was done with more publicity to the isle of wight and electronic forums, it could happen. I wouldn't be able to set it up though as I am currently at college and probably wouldn't have the time.
here is the Kickstarter I found:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/17 ... kickrating
its a shame that they deleted their account as it may have been good to get into contact with them
I also contacted Dr. Lucy Rogers who has done stuff at Blackgang Chine but I am still awaiting a reply.