Ventnor Heritage Centre

"To Collect, Record and preserve the rich heritage and history of Ventnor and surrounding villages, and share it with local and wider communities"

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Ventnor Heritage Centre Newsletters

Members of Ventnor & District Local History Society receive newsletters through the year. Past newsletters are available here.

You can join the Society at the Heritage Centre, or by coming along to one of our monthly meetings,  or by post or bank transfer (please email us for details if you wish to use bank transfer). Please make cheques payable to Ventnor & District Local History Society.


Exhibitions, stories, images . . .

Ventnor Bay in the 1890s

The spectacular sight of Ventnor's ascending terraces in the early 1890s, as viewed from the pierhead. Bathing machines are lined up along the water's edge for this was a time when it was forbidden to enter the sea any other way. Machines were hired along with an attendant and a costume, the ladies segregated at some distance from the gentlemen. You can pick out long lines of used costumes hanging up to dry in the sunshine further up the beach.  

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