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27th July Victorian Boarding House and Renovation

The Society’s next meeting will feature a talk by Jonathan Collins on the history and renovation of Navarino Villa, a semi-detached house built in 1870, situated on St Boniface Road, Ventnor, next to the Edwardian school. It was built as a boarding house and welcomed many visitors to Ventnor during the Victorian era. Over the years… read more »

Ventnor Day – 7 July 2018

A team of VHC Volunteers will be joining in the fun at Ventnor Day with a theme of “Ventnor Seaside Through the Ages”. Our stall will have a taster of some of the Centre’s extensive archive material on the development, over the years, of our wonderful seaside town. We will also have a selection of… read more »

29th June 2018 An Island Legacy

The talk, by Kenneth Hicks,  will be illustrated by many engravings made by the Brannon family, along with contemporary photographs of the same scenes, by sea, land and air, in order to show how the Island has changed over the past 200 years. The meeting will, as usual, be held at the Masonic Hall in… read more »

Linda Chester – our new Volunteer Coordinator

We are delighted to welcome Linda Chester who has joined us as our ‘Volunteer Coordinator’.  As well as looking after our team of volunteers she has spend the last month working with Michael Freeman and Linda Goodwin to prepare the new window displays for the coming season. If you might be interested in  joining our team of volunteers,… read more »

Open for the 2018 summer season!

The Ventnor Heritage Centre starts its 2018 summer season this week, and we will be open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, as well as on our usual Saturday morning.  To mark the new season, we have a new window display, based on the high-class ‘Gentlemen’s Outfitters’  shop of Henry George Field that used to stand… read more »