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Local History Articles 2020 |
Local History Articles 2020
Ventnor & District Local History History Articles from 2020
Articles are listed in alphabetical order by title.
(No articles published from mid-March until early July due to the Covid 19 pandemic)
Annie Bucket’s[first published in the South Wight Chronicle 10 December 2020].
Read the article here: Annie Bucket’s
Barque Catalina[first published in the South Wight Chronicle 19 November 2020]
Read the article here: Barque Catalina
Belgrave Road subsidence[first published in the South Wight Chronicle 30 Jan 2020]
Belgrave Road is closed due to subsidence. Heavy rain has fallen since August 2019 and January has seen torrential rain. A landslip occurred in front of the Marine Hotel about 1850. The Hotel had cellars and a photo shows William ‘Tusker’ Weeks sitting in the Royal Marine Tap in one of the cellars. By Michael Freeman. Read the article here: Belgrave Road subsidence
The Cambronne and the German Sea Eagle[first published in the South Wight Chronicle 6 Feb 2020] Photograph of the sailing ship Cambronne off Ventnor coast in 1913, prompting the story of her capture by the German SMS Seeadler (Sea Eagle) commanded by Count Felix von Luckner. By Lesley Telford Read the article here: The Cambronne and the German Sea Eagle
Christmas Week 1950[first published in the South Wight Chronicle 24 December 2020] Read the article here: Christmas Week 1950
The Earliest Maps of Ventnor[first published in the South Wight Chronicle 12 March 2020] Describing some of the earliest maps we have of Ventnor. The earliest map of Ventnor dates from 1729, and the first published Ordnance Survey map of the town from 1862. But other useful sources are a map made by 1793 by the Ordnance Survey when looking at potential landing areas for French troops, and the Newchurch Parish Tithe Map of 1841. By Dr Jeffrey Mazo Read the article here: The Earliest Maps of Ventnor