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Local History Articles from 2015 |

Local History Articles from 2015

Local History to help you through the long days ahead!

We have been writing a weekly article for the South Wight Chronicle since 2015, when we took this job over from the late Fay Brown who had provided a local history page for many years.  The Chronicle (as it is known) has no on-line version, meaning that Society members and others who live on the ‘North island’ or even further afield were not able to read our articles, so we are publishing them  here on our website, starting with those from 2015.

Ventnor & District Local History History Articles from 2015 

A – E

Albert Street School 1: Victorian Days [October 2015]

Albert Street School 2: From 1901 to D-Day [October 2015]

Albert Street School 3: The 1950s – the final years [October 2015]

Are You Being Served?  Sharpe’s Department Store – Part 1 [July 2015]

Are You Being Served?  Sharpe’s Department Store – Part 2 [July 2015]

The Cascade, Ventnor [October 2015]

Coach, Horse and Slipper [November 2015]

F – G

Far from Ventnor: John Frederick Bligh Livesay – Canadian Journalist [May 2015]

St John’s House – From Florist to Calves Foot Jelly [October 2015]

Furnishing your home: Sharpe’s in Spring Hill [December 2015]

Growing up in Whitwell: Part 1 – the 1930s [November 2015]

Growing up in Whitwell: Part 2 – the 1940s [November 2015]

H – N

Hillside Hotel Part 1: Origins and Ownership [April 2015]

Hillside Hotel Part 2: the Mitchells and later ownership [April 2015]

John (‘Jack’) Jenkins of the IOW Rifles [August 2015]

The Local Government of Ventnor [June 2015]

Longdown Infants Part 1 [August 2015]

Longdown Infants Part 2 – Coronation Day 1953 [September 2015]

Mark Norman – Geologist, Diarist, Politician, Fishmonger, Parent . . .

A New Harbour for Ventnor 1: 1863 – Ventnor Celebrates [July 2015]

A New Harbour for Ventnor 2: 1864 – Tugboat to Littlehampton [August 2015]

P – S

Pound Lane celebrates VJ-Day [August 2015]

School Days: Ventnor Secondary Modern School 1953-4 [July 2015]

Sharpe’s Christmas Bazaar – December 1909 [December 2015]

Shipwrecks 1: HMS Eurydice [April 2015]

Shipwrecks 2: The Clarendon [April 2015]

Shipwrecks 3: The Underley [May 2015]

T – V

A Tale of Two Shops 1: Trueman – Tailor and Hatter [September 2015]

A Tale of Two Shops 2: ‘Fitze Modes’ [September 2015]

Ventnor & Bonchurch Literary and Scientific Institution in 1910 [May 2015]

A Ventnor childhood in the 1880s  – Frederick Livesay Part 1 [November 2015]

A Ventnor childhood in the 1880s  – Frederick Livesay Part 2 [November 2015]

Ventnor Esplanade in the 1860s [February 2015]

Ventnor Families: The Field Family – Waving a Last Goodbye [March 2015]

Ventnor’s Fire Brigade from the 1920s [1 October 2015]

W – Z

The Wednesday Junior Football Team [March 2015]

Were you there when the Pier re-opened in the summer of 1955? [May 2015]

Were you there when Ventnor was bombed? [June 2015]

A WW2 Childhood in Ventnor by Marigold Harding 1: Home Life [June 2015]

A WW2 Childhood in Ventnor by Marigold Harding 2: Raids on Ventnor [June 2015]

A WW2 Childhood in Ventnor by Marigold Harding 3: In the Country [June 2015]

 

 


Exhibitions, stories, images . . .

The Globe Inn

The Globe Inn stood at 63-67  Ventnor High Street, on part of the site that is now the Central Car Park.  It dated from at least the 1840s, and there is mention of Chartists meeting in a large room at the hotel at about that time. Badly damaged in a 'hit and run' bombing raid in 1942,  it was demolished in 1943.

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