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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Bicycle Gymkhana, September 1905

A 'Bicycle Gymkhana' held in Ventnor Park in  September 1905.  Cycling was very popular at the turn of the last century, something that most people could afford and enjoy, and 'bicycle gymkhanas' were a feature at most fetes and carnivals.