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"

History Society Monthly Meetings |

History Society Monthly Meetings

We are delighted that our  Society meetings, suspended during the pandemic, will be resuming in June 2022. Our schedule of speakers for the rest of 2022 is below.

Our monthly meetings feature speakers covering a wide range of topics focused on the history of Ventnor, the surrounding area, and the Isle of Wight. Meetings are very well attended, with often 50 people attending, and are held at the Masonic Hall in Grove Road, Ventnor (just round the corner from the Heritage Centre).  All meetings start at 7.30 pm, and entry is free to members of the Society, while visitors are very welcome (visitor entrance fee £2.00). There no meetings in August or December.

Attendance is free for members and £2 for non-members.

Date             Speaker(s) and title of talk

24 Jun 2022:  Andy Butler & Alan Clark A Naturalist’s Lockdown

29 July 2022: Stephan Roman Ventnor and the Struggle Against Imperial Russia

30 Sep 2022: Charles Lansley Pon My Puff! A Childhood in 1920s Isle of Wight

28 Oct 2022:  John Elton Seeing and the Visual Imagination in Victorian England

25 Nov 2022: Hazel Pullen & Sharon Beddard The Voluntary Aid Detachment on the Island 1914–18

(Note: there no meetings in August or December due to holidays.)






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