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 Shanklin & District History Society

 Talks and Events


When and where


Except where noted, talks commence at 7.25pm at the Falcon Cross Hall, Shanklin, on the first Thursday of the month. Admission is free to members, please bring your membership card.


Provided seats are available visitors are very welcome on payment of £1. Members are admitted from 7.00pm and visitors from 7.15pm. Items from the Society’s archives are on display at each meeting.




Programme for 2019 to February 2020

Thursday 7th February

A History of The National Chest Hospital

by Jonyth Hill


Thursday 7th March  

The History of the Austin 7

by Nigel Offer


Thursday 4th April  

Movements in IW Architecture

Form and Function 1930-2018

by Marc Luis Earp


Thursday 2nd May

100 Island Churches

by Donna Newnham


Bank Holiday Monday 6th May  

10 am - 4 pm at the Falcon Cross Hall

Shanklin: Years of Change

An exhibition from the Archives

Plus ‘Who lived in Your House’, displays

by Shanklin artists John Sibbeck and

Karl Stedman and books, prints and

postcards for sale.


Wednesday 8th May at 6.00pm  

Eurydice Memorial to Shanklin

Train Station: a circular walk

led by Andrew Asher

Start point: County Ground, Green Lane

2.5 miles over about 2 hours


Thursday 6th June

A Gentleman’s View of the IoW

the photographs of Fernao de  

Branco 1920s to 1960s

by Sheila Caws


Thursday 4th July

The Story of Cowes Week

by Tim Wander


There is no meeting in August 2019


Thursday 5th September

Annual General Meeting

and a presentation from

the S&DHS Archives

by Terry Nigh and Andrew Asher


Thursday 3rd October

The Island Biscuit Company

by Jenny Wiberg


Thursday 7th November

The IoW Donkey Sanctuary

by Derek Needham


Thursday 5th December

Isle of Wight Ghosts

by Marc Tuckey


There is no meeting in January 2020


Thursday 6th February

Roses and Refreshments

by Richard Smout