Rayner’s Temperance, Family and Commercial Hotel – part one

Situated on the north side of Victoria Street in Ventnor in the 1890s, Rayner’s Hotel occupied the site now filled by the wide forecourt and elongated twin-storey edifice that once formed Leslie’s Motors. It came into being through the enterprise of Henry Edward Rayner and his wife Caroline, both of them Ventnor-born. Henry began working life as a dairyman and ‘cow keeper’, but later became a lodging house keeper and then a hotel proprietor.

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