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 !

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

We are still looking for contributors to our One Day Conference next May. Please send any suggestions to our Programme Secretary; for her e-mail address use this link :Hazel Pullen

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 Aug 2019IWFHSWe do not have a meeting in August, as many people are generally on holiday or away during this month
2 Sep 20197 pm for 7.30 pmHeritage Resource Centre, West Chapel, Northwood Cemetery, Cowes, PO31 7ERIWFHSThe ARP organisation in World War IIBarry Reednote change of previously publicised speaker
7 Oct 20197 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSCharacters from ChaleDerek Sprake
4 Nov 20197 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSQueen Victoria - tales of the expected and unexpectedMark Earp
2 Dec 20197 pm for 7.30 pmHeritage Resource Centre, West Chapel, Northwood Cemetery, Cowes, PO31 7ERIWFHSMaking best use of the IWFHS website, plus a social evening for MembersGeoff AllanExploring the databases available to the public and members
6 Jan 20207 pm for 7.30 pmHeritage Resource Centre, West Chapel, Northwood Cemetery, Cowes, PO31 7ERIWFHSQuiz and Social nightSharon Beddard and Geoff AllanAnother Quiz and a session for Members to socialise and chat about their family history and raise any queries with us [free to Members]
3 Feb 20207 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSThe demolition of Newport - a film presentationBrian Greening
2 Mar 20207 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHS19th Century Petty SessionsRichard Smout
6 Apr 20207 pm for 7.30 pmHeritage Resource Centre, West Chapel, Northwood Cemetery, Cowes, PO31 7ERIWFHSTo be advised
9 May 202010 am to 5 pmNewport Methodist Church and Hall, Quay Street, PO30 5BAIWFHSODC and AGMBrian Manser
Janet Few
Richard Smout
The Island has long been associated with crime and punishment. Our conference will explore this theme, and the police and prison services, over the centuries.
This entry is subject to change as we firm up on the date and venue for our 2020 conference.See ODC 2020 for more details.
6 Jun 2020IWFHSSummer Outing to be decided
6 Jul 20207 pm for 7.30 pmHeritage Resource Centre, West Chapel, Northwood Cemetery, Cowes, PO31 7ERIWFHSTo be advised
1 Aug 2020IWFHSWe do not have a meeting in August, as many people are generally on holiday or away during this month
7 Sep 20207 pm for 7.30 pmHeritage Resource Centre, West Chapel, Northwood Cemetery, Cowes, PO31 7ERIWFHSTo be advised
5 Oct 20207 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSTo be advised
2 Nov 20207 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSTo be advised
7 Dec 20207 pm for 7.30 pmHeritage Resource Centre, West Chapel, Northwood Cemetery, Cowes, PO31 7ERIWFHSTo be advised
Other groups :
DateTimeLocationHosted byTopicSpeakerDescriptionPosterMore Details
22 Aug 201912 noon to 4.00 pmParish Centre, Town Lane, Newport, PO30 1JU.Isle of Wight Postcard ClubThe Annual Isle of Wight Postcard Club's Postcard, Stamp & Ephemera Fair
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Call : 520493 for more details : Admission free
23 Aug 2019
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26 Aug 2019
10.00 am to 4.00 pmSt Peter's Church, Shorwell, PO30 3JYHistoric Shorwell exhibition and other events - see poster for details and tickets for the Friday evening Cheese and Wine event
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