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New publication: “Ventnor breweries”

“Ventnor breweries”  is the title of a recent publication available from the Ventnor Heritage Centre, price £3. Written by Richard Downing it covers the  story of Burt’s Brewery, founded in the 1840s and the subsequent Ventnor Brewery. In 1840 James Courbold established a wine and spirits business at what is now the Blenheim pub.  He… read more »

Ventnor Day – 1 July

‘Ventnor Day’ on the green at Salisbury Gardens was a lovely day – music, ice cream, lots of activities, and the last of the ‘Round the Island’ yachts going past.  We were publicising the new website at our ‘Ventnor Heritage Centre’ stand, and had plenty of visitors –  some old friends, some new, sharing stories and ideas…. read more »