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Society meeting 31 May 2019: ‘Ventnor – No Finer Place’

The previously scheduled talk for this month,“The Archaeology of the Undercliff”, has unfortunately had to be postponed, owing to the indisposition of the speaker. Instead, there will be a showing of the film “Ventnor – No Finer Place”, produced by the Society in 2000 and narrated by the late Shaw Taylor. Please note that the… read more »

Summer opening times start on Easter Monday (22 April)

Our 2019 Summer opening times begin on Easter Monday, 22 April.  The Museum and Heritage Centre will be open from 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 12.30 pm on Saturdays.  (We are open on Saturday mornings all through the year). We look forward to seeing you if you visit… read more »

26th April Ventnor Breweries

The Society’s next meeting will feature a talk by Richard Downing, who will relate the history of Ventnor’s breweries, in particular Burt’s Brewery, which was established in 1840. Please note that this replaces the previously advertised talk by Brian Greening on Island life 100 years ago. This has now been rescheduled to 27th September. The meeting… read more »

Quiz Night at the Crab & Lobster – 9 May 2019

Ventnor & District Local History Society Charity Quiz Night at the Crab and Lobster – 9 May 2019, 8.00 pm – 10.30 pm No team too small! Only £3 per person, Raffle prizes, Food options. Booking essential – call the Crab & Lobster on 852311 to avoid disappointment.

29th March Society’s AGM with Ventnor Video Presentation

The next meeting will be the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Society, with reports presented by the Society’s officers, including a statement of its finances and election of new officers. In addition, there will be a short video presentation on Ventnor, entitled ” England’s Island in the Sun”, narrated by  the late Cliff Michelmore. The… read more »

22nd February At Home With The Spartali Family

The Society’s next meeting will feature a talk by Susan Weeks, who will relate the history of her home in Sandford House, once the home of the Spartai family and, in particular, that of Marie Spartali, a famous model for, and herself an artist painting in the style of, the Pre-Raphaelite school of art. The… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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