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"

Ventnor Heritage Centre Monthly Meetings |

Ventnor Heritage Centre Monthly Meetings

The speakers cover a wide range of topics and focus on the history of Ventnor, surrounding area and the Isle of Wight. Meetings are very well attended and are held at the Masonic Hall in Grove Road, Ventnor, starting at 7.30 pm.  Entry is free to members of the Society,  visitors are very welcome, entrance is £2.00

Upcoming Meetings for 2019:

25th January              Robin McInnes                       The Most Painted Place – Bonchurch

22nd February           Susan Weeks                          At Home With the Spartali Family

29th March                 Annual General Meeting        Followed by Filmshow

26th April                    Richard Downing                    Ventnor Breweries

31st May                     Film: ‘Ventnor – No Finer Place’ (please note change from previously published talk)

28th June                    Andy Butler                             A Naturalist’s Year (please note change from previously published talk)

26th July                     Donna Needham                    Around the Island in 115(ish) Churches

27th September          Brian Greening                       Island Life 100 Years Ago

25th October                Andy Butler                           Title to be confirmed

29th November            Mark Earp                              Queen Victoria on the Isle of Wight

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our past guest speakers for sharing their time and knowledge with us.

A Society Meeting


Exhibitions, stories, images . . .

New Exhibition: A Godshill Life

Joy Draper was born in 1907 and lived in Godshill all  her life. This exhibition uses family photographs and her  own words to recall details of family life in the village during WW1, and how, after leaving school when she was thirteen she went into service at the Old Vicarage, working as a parlour maid there for ten years before her marriage.  This photograph shows a pigeon shooting competition - Joy's father Edward Thorne is seated on the left on the box.

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