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

DateTimeLocationHosted byTopicSpeakerDescriptionMore Details
6 Mar 20177 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QRIWFHSThe changing face of the Isle of WightBrian GreeningAn illustrated tour of the Island using Brian's collection of historic photos
3 Apr 20177 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QRIWFHSMade on the Isle of WightDavid L WilliamsDavid Williams will be speaking about his new book, entitled Made on the Isle of Wight
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 2017St John's Church, Northwood, Isle of WightIWFHSSUMMER OUTING to Northwood ChurchDetails of this Saturday visit will be published in due course
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 2QRIWFHSNewtown and PorchfieldKeir Foss
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.
Other groups :
DateTimeLocationHosted byTopicSpeakerDescriptionPosterMore Details
12 Nov 2016
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11 Mar 2017
See brochureSee Brochure for locationsWEA Isle of WightThe WEA programme for 2016-17 contains some talks which may interest members, on Island related subjects. See the brochure for details and how to book and pay. WEA Brochure 2016-17Richard Smout; John MedlandRichard Smout talks about Diaries and Diarists on 11 Feb 2017 in Brading; John Medland talks on the development of Island towns in two sessions on 12 Nov 2016 and 11 Mar 2017, in Newport.
11 Mar 201710.00 am to 1.00 pmCongregational Church Hall, Pyle Street, Newport PO30 1UH WEA Isle of WightDevelopment of the Island's Towns after 1700John MedlandSecond of two sessions on the development of the towns of the Isle of Wight. This session starts in 1700, looks at the mushrooming of resorts in the nineteenth century and brings us up to present times.
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