Ventnor Heritage Centre

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Local History Articles 2019 |

Local History Articles 2019

Ventnor & District Local History History Articles from 2019
(work in progress – not all articles are yet available here)

A – E

Before the railways – coming to Ventnor by coach: William Mew Judd’s account of the rigouors of the journey from Ryde to Ventnor by stage coach 
View PDF Before the railways – coming to Ventnor by coach 

The Commercial Tap and Stables: Charles Farrow and family
View PDF The Commercial Tap and Stables: Charles Farrow and family

Charles Dickens in Bonchurch in 1849: Charles and Catherine Dickens and their children stayed in Winterbourne in Bonchurch from July  to early October in 1849, when he was writing David Copperfield.
View PDF Charles Dickens in Bonchurch in 1849

F – O

Morris Dancing at Bonchurch School: the Stears family who taught at Bonchurch Village School, and their links with the Esperance movement and Morris dancing.
View PDF Morris Dancing at Bonchurch School

P – U

Pietro (Pete) Cortesi
View PDF Pietro (Pete) Cortesi

Reverend James White’s ‘Hospitable Abode’
View PDF Reverend James White’s ‘Hospitable Abode

V – Z

Victoria Street Bible Christian Chapel (originally published as Ventnor Central – Bible Christian Chapel)
View PDF Victoria Street Bible Christian Chapel

Wally Zuber:  Part 1 – Café Suisse is born
View PDF Wally Zuber:  Part 1 – Café Suisse is born

Wally Zuber:  Part 2 – the 1950s and 60s
View PDF Wally Zuber:  Part 2 – the 1950s and 60s 

 


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