"To make the past present, to bring the distant near . . . to call up our ancestors before us with all their peculiarities of language, manners, and garb, to show us over their houses, to seat us at their tables, to rummage their old-fashioned ward-robes, to explain the uses of their ponderous furniture . . . " Thomas Babington Macaulay describing what the study of history can do (written in 1828)
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. The Globe was badly damaged in a 'hit and run' bombing raid in 1942, which destroyed the 'International Stores' next door. It was demolished in 1943, and ten years later, in 1953, the licence was transferred to a new public house, 'The Queen's' in Upper Ventnor.