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
3 Jul 20177 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QRIWFHSThe history of Brighstone StoresDave Hollis
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.
Other groups :
DateTimeLocationHosted byTopicSpeakerDescriptionPosterMore Details
7 Jul 20177.00 pmHoly Cross Church, Church Road, BinsteadHoly Cross ChurchDerek Sprake of ChaleA talk on Dr. Seager Wheeler, a Chale boy, who left the Island for Canada and eventually became known as the Wheat King of the World. See Seager Wheeler Farm website.Tickets are £6.50 to include light refreshment, and can be obtained by calling these phone numbers : Margie 01983 615021, Hilary 01983 615551 or Joan 01983 614053, or call for more details. [Margaret Shaw]
8 Jul 201710.30 am to 12.30 pmGeorge Street Centre, George Street, RydeRyde Social Heritage GroupReport on the Group's activities, followed by talk "Best of Times, Worst of Times" by Kevin ShawRSHG / Kevin ShawSee poster for details
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Free to RSHG Members, otherwise £2.