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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Undermount is a large 19th century house in Bonchurch Village Road approached through a tunnel cut through sheer rock.  On top of this rock is a flagpole, known as Hadfields Look-out. This site was originally …Read more...