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
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 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QRIWFHSWedding TraditionsSarah Lang
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.
4 Jun 2020meet at 1 pmSt Mildred's Church, Whippingham, PO32 6DLIWFHSSummer Outing We hope to meet at 1pm, followed by tea and cakes afterwards in the cafe. The charge will be £3 per head, with tea and cakes extra. The burial registers for 1802 will be available to look at. Please let Hazel Pullen know if you intend to come.E-mail for Hazel Pullen : Hazel Pullen
6 Jul 20207 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QRIWFHSTo 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 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QRIWFHSTo be advised
5 Oct 20207 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSThe ARP organisation in World War IIBarry Reed, Gareth and Val Sprake
2 Nov 20207 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSThe fortification of Culver DownTim Wander
7 Dec 20207 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QRIWFHSTo be advised
5 Jun 2021tbaCulver Down and Bembridge FortIWFHSSummer Outing Preliminary notice of a walk and talk on the history of the Fort and other structures on Culver Down, guided by Tim Wander. Maybe lunch at Culver Haven ???E-mail for Hazel Pullen : Hazel Pullen
Other groups :
DateTimeLocationHosted byTopicSpeakerDescriptionPosterMore Details
7 Mar 20201.30 to 4.30 pmSt Mary's Church Hall, Brading, Isle of Wight, PO36 0EDWEABeside the Seaside - Island Tourism 1700-1950Richard Smout
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See poster for booking information and cost
4 Apr 202010.30 am to 12.30 pmGeorge Street Centre, RydeRyde Social Heritage GroupA Helping Hand- Workhouses, Almshouses and Out-relief Richard SmoutSee poster for details
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20 Aug 202012 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 : 01983 520493 for more details : Admission free