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.

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

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13 May 201710.30 am to 5.00 pmThe Riverside Centre, Newport, Isle of WightIWFHSAGM and One Day Conference

"Born on the Isle of Wight - and what happened next ?"
Dr Kevin Towner

John Dennett

Richard Smout
"Born on the Isle of Wight - and what happened next ?"
... Our general theme this year is related to anything to do with emigration, or the lives of Islanders, famous or not ... details have yet to be finalised, and we shall invite other local groups to present similarly themed displays.

Conference web page
17 Jun 201710.30 am for 11.00St John's Church, Northwood, Isle of WightIWFHSSUMMER OUTING to Northwood ChurchA tour of the historic church at Northwood, with refreshments as well. £4 donation; contact Hazel Pullen for more details. An optional tour of Northwood Cemetery is possible.
3 Jul 20177 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QRIWFHSDave HollisThe history of Brighstone Stores
4 Sep 20177 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QRIWFHSLarger than Life: Some Old Men of NewtownKeir FossKeir will paint a portrait of around six real old 'characters' and talk about the variety of sources from which the material is drawn.
2 Oct 20177 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QRIWFHSThe Classic Boat MuseumRosemary Joy
6 Nov 20177 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QRIWFHS'Meet the Residents' - of RydeA group from Ryde Social Heritage GroupSome of Ryde's former residents come back to life to tell us of their lives at home and work.
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