Station Memories

From the late 1920s travellers and staff alike would have sought the warmth of the Refreshment Room at Ventnor Station to escape the wintry weather. Over the years there were several different proprietors. Initially run by the Dixon family of Mitchell Avenue, it subsequently was run at different times by the Channings, (Gwen along with two Burke sisters from Wroxall managing it on a day to day basis with help from Molly Lush), Aubrey Randall of Bonchurch, and lastly Vi and Ken White who took on the mantle for the 18 months up to the railway’s closure.

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