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 !

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
7 Jan 20197 pm for 7.30 pmHeritage Resource Centre, West Chapel, Northwood Cemetery, Cowes, PO31 7ERIWFHSBreaking down some more brickwalls / VAD Project updateSharon 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]
4 Feb 20197 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSHistoric Island railways on filmMel Dennett
4 Mar 20197 pm for 7.30 pmHeritage Resource Centre, West Chapel, Northwood Cemetery, Cowes, PO31 7ERIWFHSTim WanderWe are awaiting details of Tim's topic
1 Apr 20197 pm for 7.30 pmHunnyhill Room, Riverside Centre, Newport, PO30 2QR IWFHSBradingDr Ruth WallerWe are awaiting details of Ruth's topic
4 May 201910 am to 5 pmNewport Methodist Church and Hall, Quay Street, PO30 5BAIWFHS"They did their bit"
One Day Conference and Annual General Meeting.
Speakers will include John DrewryIn WW I it was not just the soldiers sailors and airmen who did their bit. Our theme this year will focus on the others who contributed, including VAD nursing staff.
This entry is subject to change as we firm up on the date and venue for our 2019 conference.
1 Jun 2019to be advisedBrading (meeting point to be advised)IWFHSBrading Town walkDr Ruth WallerWe are awaiting details of Ruth's guided tour of Brading
Other groups :
DateTimeLocationHosted byTopicSpeakerDescriptionPosterMore Details
1 Sep 2018
31 Mar 2019
variousVariousWEA Isle of Wight BranchVariousProgramme of courses for the 2018-2019 season can be viewed by clicking on this link :
WEA Programme 2018-19
For more details on booking etc contact

Margaret Rylands, 2 Plaish Lane, Bowcombe, Newport, PO30 3HU. Tel: 01983 529589
11 Dec 201810 am to 2 pmRyde Cemetery Heritage CentreRyde Social Heritage GroupChristmas CelebrationSee poster for details
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