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 always look forward to seeing members (and visitors) at our regular monthly meetings, and the schedule for the first half of the coming year is given below.

Our speakers cover 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 Yarborough 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.

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

Meetings 2024 (January to July):

Date                 Speaker(s) and title of the talk

26 Jan 2024:  Jeffrey Mazo Listening to the Enemy: Ventnor’s Wrens, Bletchley Park and the Secret War
23 Feb 2024:  Alan Clark The Island’s Unstable Coast
29 Mar 2024:  Society AGM
26 Apr 2024:   Andy Butler & Alan Clark The 50s & 60s on the Island
31 May 2024:  Roger Silsbury, (title to be confirmed)
28 Jun 2024:   Paul Kingswell An A–Z of Isle of Wight Postcards
26 July 2024:  Mark Earp The Isle of Wight on Film & TV: Memories, Murder and Make-believe
August:  No meeting

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