We are presenting a range of free talks around the town during February and March this year, at various times and at venues. We hope that this will give people who cannot come to our regular monthly meetings a taste of the history of our area.
The talks cover a whole range of subjects – some are repeats of popular ones that have featured at past monthly meetings, others are new.
All the dates, times, ventue’s and speakers are listed below. (Unfortunately there is one clash of dates (19 February) due to the availability of speakers – apologies for this.)
Ventnor Heritage Centre – 2018 Winter Programme of Talks Around the Town
Monday 12th Feb, 7.30 pm in Ventnor Arts Club: Ventnor Past and Present – Andy Butler on how our town has developed and changed over two hundred years
Wednesday 14th February 2.30 pm in St John’s Church Hall Wroxall: ‘An Old Photo Album’ – Colin Beavis
Monday 19th February, 7.00 pm in The Parish Room, St Wilfrid’s Church, Ventnor: ‘Family History Research: The Perils and Pitfalls’ – Judy Ballanger
Monday 19th Feb, 7.30 pm in Ventnor Arts Club: ‘Mayfair-by-the-Sea, or Ventnor as you never saw it’ – Michael Freeman on the town in Victorian and Edwardian times
Monday 26th Feb, 7.30 pm in Ventnor Arts Club: ‘The Island’s South Coast – Origins and Historical Change’ – Dr Alan Clark on the geology of the coastline we know today
Sunday 4th March, 2.30 pm in St Lawrence Village Hall: ‘Ventnor Saved My Life’ – Richard Downing
Monday 5th March, 7.30 pm in Ventnor Arts Club: ‘Dublin to Bonchurch via the Blue Lagoon’ – Lesley Telford on the life and times of Henry de Vere Stacpoole.
Wednesday 14th March, 7.30 pm St Margaret’s Hall, Lowtherville: ‘An Old Photo Album’ – Colin Beavis
Monday 19th March, 7.30 pm in Ventnor Arts Club: ‘Using Historical Imagery to Support Coastal Management’ – Robin McInnes