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"

Volunteering Opportunities |

Volunteering Opportunities

Are  you interested in local history, working with people and becoming part of a team? The Ventnor Heritage Centre is run and managed by volunteers, and we are looking for people like you to help us. We welcome people who are interested in helping to run our Museum, or in working in the office on our records or following up enquiries.

Please get in touch if you think you might be interested in joining us.

Stewards:

Our stewards welcome visitors to the Heritage Centre and Museum; if you enjoy chatting with visitors and have an interest in history, this might suit you (more information). If you think you might be interested, or would like to find out more, please contact us by emailing volunteers@ventnorheritage.org.uk  or by calling in to the Heritage Centre.

 

Working in the archive room
Volunteer At th Heritage Centre front desk
At the Heritage Centre front desk
Stewards greeting visitors
Volunteer party to celebrate our HLF award

The Heritage Centre stall on Ventnor Day 2017


Exhibitions, stories, images . . .

Paddle Steamers

In 1863 the PS (Paddle Steamer) Chancellor was wrecked attempting a landing a Ventnor Harbour pier, holed on the Lion Rock. In 1887 Southsea-Ventnor-Sandown  & Shanklin Steamboat Co started services, and in 1888: P S Dandie Dinmont , 'Ventnor's own steamer', was brought down from Scotland.  Despite a chequered career, including sinking in Portsmouth Harbour, she lasted until 1899. By 1900 there were many fine paddle steamers in Solent waters, and  most, if not all, called at Ventnor Pier, including Balmoral, Lorna Doone, Solent Queen, Bournemouth Queen, Empress, Emperor of India, Stirling Castle, Princess Helena, Duchess of Norfolk, Cambria, Glen Rosa, and Monarch. In this golden age trips were available to Sussex, Dorset and even Devon resorts as well as across the channel. From the 1930s until the 1950s more well known steamers called, including Gracie Fields and Princess Elizabeth. Between 1940 and 1945 many steamers had an heroic war. A lot were lost or returned in run down condition and had to be scrapped. The 1960s saw the end of 'paddlers', but from the 1980s onwards, although there is no pier at Ventnor, the PS Waverley can still be seen passing on her annual visits to the South coast.  

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