Programme of Events and Meetings

All IWFHS Functions take place on the first Monday of the month, EITHER in the Hunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, OR at the Heritage Resource Centre in the West Chapel, Northwood Cemetery, Cowes unless otherwise stated.
Please take note of the venue to avoid confusion !

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
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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7 Jan 20197 pm for 7.30 pmHeritage Resource Centre, West Chapel, Northwood Cemetery, Cowes, PO31 7ERIWFHSBreaking down some more brickwalls / VAD Project updateShannon Beddard and Geoff AllanAnother session for Members to socialise and chat about their family history and raise any queries with us
4 Feb 20197 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSHistoric Island railways on filmMel Dennett
4 Mar 20197 pm for 7.30 pmHeritage Resource Centre, West Chapel, Northwood Cemetery, Cowes, PO31 7ERIWFHSTim WanderWe are awaiting details of Tim's topic
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 pmNewport Methodist Church and Hall, Quay Street, PO30 5BAIWFHS"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
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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
20 Oct 2018
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11 Nov 2018
10 am to 4 pmRegatta House, Bath Road, CowesCowes Heritage Charlie's Lifetime CollectionA selection of the late Charlie Taylor's lifetime collection of photographs of Cowes and its residents
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23 Oct 2018
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08 Nov 2018
see posterRyde Cemetery Heritage CentreRyde Social Heritage Group'Remembrance 2018'
Various events and Open Days to commemorate the WW I Armistice Centenary
See poster for details
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