Programme of Events and Meetings

All IWFHS Functions take place on the first Monday of the month, in the Hunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, unless otherwise stated.

Until further notice, the Newport Quay bridge from Sea Street to the quayside is closed pending repairs. If you are coming by car, access to the Riverside is via Fairlee Road, and Seaclose; turn left at the Premier Inn and follow the quayside to the Riverside Centre.

Doors open at 7 pm and speakers will begin at 7.30 pm. Members = £1.00. Non-members = £2.00.

The Programme Secretary is Mrs Hazel Pullen. If you have any suggestions for future talks, please contact her using this link : Programme Secretary

Parking at the Riverside Centre : If you come by car, don't forget to sign the visitors' book at the reception window and give your car registration number, as the Riverside Centre have now introduced vehicle clamping to dissuade casual parking at the Centre.

For details of other National Groups' events see GENEVA - An online calendar of GENealogical EVents and Activities

DateTimeLocationHosted byTopicSpeakerDescriptionMore Details
1 Oct 20187 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHS2 World War I Army Officers John Matthews (former Deputy Coroner of the Isle of Wight)
5 Nov 20187 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSArmistice ! - A review of the Isle of Wight at War, 1914 - 1918Geoff Allan
3 Dec 20187 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSThe Royal Navy and the Royal Marines on the Isle of WightMike North
4 Dec 201810.30 amCarisbrooke CastleIWFHSA guided tour of the Museum and parts of the Castle not normally accessible to visitors.Carisbrooke Castle Museum / John SolePlease contact Hazel Pullen to express your interest in this visit. There will a charge of £6 towards the Museum's funds. Numbers will be limited.
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1 Apr 20197 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSBradingDr Ruth WallerWe are awaiting details of Ruth's topic
4 May 201910 am to 5 pmTo be advisedIWFHS"They did their bit"
One Day Conference and Annual General Meeting.
Speakers will include John DrewryIn WW I it was not just the soldiers sailors and airmen who did their bit. Our theme this year will focus on the others who contributed, including VAD nursing staff.
This entry is subject to change as we firm up on the date and venue for our 2019 conference.
1 Jun 2019to be advisedBrading (meeting point to be advised)IWFHSBrading Town walkDr Ruth WallerWe are awaiting details of Ruth's guided tour of Brading
Other groups :
DateTimeLocationHosted byTopicSpeakerDescriptionPosterMore Details
1 Sep 2018
31 Mar 2019
variousVariousWEA Isle of Wight BranchVariousProgramme of courses for the 2018-2019 season can be viewed by clicking on this link :
WEA Programme 2018-19
For more details on booking etc contact

Margaret Rylands, 2 Plaish Lane, Bowcombe, Newport, PO30 3HU. Tel: 01983 529589
28 Sep 20187 pmHeritage Resource Centre, Northwood Cemetery, Cowes, PO31 7ERFriends of Northwood CemeteryWest Medina Cement MillsDr Ruth WallerRecent excavations at the last remaining cement mills of Charles Francis and Sons
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2 Oct 20182 pmRyde Library, George StreetRyde Social Heritage GroupMeet the Residents - Tea and TalkRSHGSee poster for details
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13 Oct 201810.30 am to 12.30 pmGeorge Street Centre, George Street, RydeRyde Social Heritage GroupAnnual General Meeting with QuizRSHGSee poster for details
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