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28th July Meeting and Speaker

Monthly Meeting is on 28th July 2017 Our Guest Speaker – Richard Downing ‘Ventnor Saved My Life’ The story of Ventnor’s development as a health resort in the Nineteenth Century is related to the rapid urbanisation of the Industrial Revolution and its consequent diseases. Medical knowledge and changing practices are also considered. Meetings are held… read more »

Playing with History

This year, for Ventnor Fringe Festival, we are collaborating with the ever popular ‘Ventnor Guitar Group’, who will be ‘Playing with History’ – performing  their chosen music to accompany some of our archive film clips.  Expect grainy film of crowded beach scenes and trains – and lots of guitars!  It should be a memorable evening –  Thursday… read more »

Report of Society Meeting: 30 June 2017

Over 50 members and visitors attended the meeting of Ventnor and District Local History Society held on June 30th. The speaker for the evening was Janet Griffin who is the Society’s Vice Chair and long time member of the Society from when the meetings were held in Knight’s Court. Janet’s talk was entitled “The Ventnor… read more »

Carnival Slide Show

The Carnival Slide Show ‘Round and About in Ventnor’ This slide show was originally complied by Fay Brown using postcards, photographs of buildings and scenery taken by Fay of the surrounding area. Venue: The show will take place at St Catherine’s Church, Church Street, Ventnor, PO38 1SW Date & Time:  Monday 7th August at 7.30… 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 »

Museum open for summer season

The museum is now open ‘summer hours’ – Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.  New exhibitions include a display drawn from Robin McInnes’ recent book on Island Landscape art, and he marked the occasion by presenting us with a photograph album tracing the history of the old Royal Hospital.  

‘Playing with History’

We will be taking part in the Ventnor Fringe festival again this year, this time in a collaboration with Ventnor Guitar Club, who will be playing live to accompany some of our archive film clips.  We have called the event ‘Playing with history’ and it will be at Holy Trinity Church, Thursday August 10th, 7.30… read more »