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 & the Undercliff: Pre-Publication offer |

Ventnor & the Undercliff: Pre-Publication offer

Ventnor & the Undercliff: in search of lost time by Michael Freeman and Lesley Telford is described as ‘A journey in Pictures’, drawing on images from the Society’s archive as well as some in private hands. The 180 or so black and white pictures span the years from 1860 to 1950 and are accompanied by extended captions together with short narrative texts, including many personal memories.

Publication date: September 2020

Pre-publication offer:

Pre-publication prices are available as follows:
VDLHS  Members: £9.00 rising to £10 on publication.
Non VDLHS  Members: £10 rising to £12.95 on publication.
Discounts will now be available until 21 September 2020.
All above prices exclude postage.

Order form: Please use the form below for your pre-publication order.  (Society members please use the order form emailed to you.)

Pre-publication order form

Any questions? If you have any queries about the form or about ordering the book please email

Exhibitions, stories, images . . .

The Globe Inn

The Globe Inn stood at 63-67  Ventnor High Street, on part of the site that is now the Central Car Park.  It dated from at least the 1840s, and there is mention of Chartists meeting in a large room at the hotel at about that time. Badly damaged in a 'hit and run' bombing raid in 1942,  it was demolished in 1943.