Ventnor Heritage Centre

"To make the past present, to bring the distant near . . . to call up our ancestors before us with all their peculiarities of language, manners, and garb, to show us over their houses, to seat us at their tables, to rummage their old-fashioned ward-robes, to explain the uses of their ponderous furniture . . . " Thomas Babington Macaulay describing what the study of history can do (written in 1828)

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Ventnor Heritage Centre Newsletters

Members of The Society receive our members’ newsletters through the year.

Newsletter from previous years are will be made available here.

You can join the Society at the Heritage Centre, or by coming along to one of our Monthly Meetings, or by post. (Please make cheques payable to Ventnor & District Local History Society.)

From our archives

George and Sarah Field and family

A photograph of George and Sarah Field and their children taken in about 1864, when the family had a drapery shop at No 1 Spring Hill, where it joins Ventnor High Street. Eldest son Henry (second from the right in the back row) later opened another shop at 40 Ventnor High Street, just across the road from his father's shop. In 1884 most of the family emigrated to Australia, only Henry remaining behind in Ventnor.Read more...