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
4 Dec 20177 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSHeralding the Heritage Resource CentreJohn Pullen and Jon Matthews of the Friends of Northwood CemeteryA look at how the Northwood Cemetery restoration project has progressed to completion, and a view of what is on offer there.
8 Jan 20187 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSThe Tower of LondonMich Jones, Yeoman Warder - "Beefeater"
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5 Feb 20187 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSWorkshop evening for MembersIWFHS Committee membersGot any brickwalls ? - let us help you break them down.
Want to know how to get the best out of our website ? - let us help. if you any specific queries, please let us know in advance.
5 Mar 20187 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSThe Royal Air Force on the Isle of WightMike North
9 Apr 20187 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSThe Cowes Steam Tug Co.Dr Kevin Towner
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12 May 201810 am to 5 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSBeyond the BMD
One Day Conference and Annual General Meeting.
Speakers will be ANDREW LONGLEY, RICHARD SMOUT and TONY BEVISFamily History is more than just Births Marriages and Deaths, and Census Returns.
Our Conference this year looks at some Family History sources other than the BMD Indexes, and in particular Trade and other Directories; and Inquest reports.
6 Jun 2018afternoonProvisionally booked - a visit to Nunwell House in Brading on the Wednesday afternoon of this weekIWFHSSummer Outingto be advisedWe have pencilled in a visit to Nunwell House, but we need a minimum party of 20, and the cost (to include light refreshments) will be £15. We need to have a firm idea of numbers before committing to this. so early booking is recommended.
2 Jul 20187 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSNursing in World War IJohn Drewry and castTo commemorate the services of nurses from all organisations, such as the Red Cross, Order of St John, and the Voluntary Aid Detachment, this presentation will support the proposal to erect a Nursing Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum. See Nursing Memorial Appeal
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1 Aug 2018IWFHSWe do not have a meeting in August, as many people are generally on holiday or away during this month
3 Sep 20187 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSto be confirmedJennifer Childs
1 Oct 20187 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSto be advised
Other groups :
DateTimeLocationHosted byTopicSpeakerDescriptionPosterMore Details
7 Dec 201711 am to 2 pmRyde Cemetery Heritage CentreRyde Social Heritage GroupChristmas Drop InSee poster for details
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