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Cowes Library has a friendly and experienced family historian offering one to one sessions to assist with growing your family tree. Whether just starting out or needing help with a family history mystery. Sessions are held in Cowes Library on Monday mornings at an hourly rate of £6.00. (If this is not convenient then speak to a member of staff who will try to arrange an alternative time.) You must book in advance by contacting Cowes Library on (01983) 293341.
The 2018 Classic Buses, Beer & Walks event will be held on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th October 2018. Planning for the 2018 event will start in the New Year, but for now, please save the date and check back for more updates in due course. Website: https://iwbeerandbuses.co.uk/
We see our own three Ivatt locomotives in steam together on the Isle of Wight for the first time. 41298, newly restored 41313 and 46447, the first tender locomotive to run on the Isle of Wight. Together with Hunslet ‘Austerity’ Juno, the three Ivatt locomotives were kindly donated to the IWSR by the Ivatt Locomotive Trust and this is the chance to celebrate the most generous gift of these fine locomotives, which continues the story of steam railways on the Isle of Wight. There’s a Real Ale Bar serving Island beers and you can grab a bite to eat in our refreshment rooms. Plus, explore our Train Story Discovery Centre and learn the story of our Victorian and Edwardian railway vehicles, and their lasting impact on all our lives! Phone: 01983 882204 Website: http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/events/three-island-ivatts-a-tribute-to-the-ivatt-locomotive-trust.aspx Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Independent Arts practitioners to look at a fabulous collection of original artefacts and delve into a world of taverns, smugglers and painters. Join us for 18th Century Island tales of adventure and derring-do! Participants will be given the chance to handle some beautiful objects and to find out more about their history. Inspired by this trip back in time, participants will have the opportunity to create their own work of art! 20th April, 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Sandown Library 27th April, 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Ventnor Library Phone: 01983 822437 Website: http://independentarts.org.uk
Join Independent Arts practitioners to take a glimpse into Victorian life and labours through the rarely exhibited photographs of the Dore Collection. Participants will be given the chance to view this valuable collection and to find out more about the history behind the pictures. Inspired by this trip back in time, participants will have the opportunity to create their own work of art! 18th May, 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Freshwater Library 1st June, 10:30am – 12:30pm at Cowes Library Phone: 01983 822437 Website: http://independentarts.org.uk
Extraordinary Times … Extraordinary People! Inspired music and dance … Silk stockings and military machines … Men in uniforms and spivs doing deals – pure nostalgia! Experience 1940s train travel and relive the hustle and bustle of a country railway station where wartime activities collide with every day rural life. Enjoy some spankingly good songs from the swing era and jitterbug along with the Cinque Port Lindy Hoppers. Try the hairstyles and fashions of the day, tuck into 1940s food in the refreshment rooms and ‘T’ Junction kiosk, and sample an ale from The Spitfire Bar! Get up close and personal to an array of civilian and military vehicles, and marvel at the farmyard threshing machine working in the shadow of a magnificent Spitfire fighter plane! Climb aboard the traditional fairground, laugh along with the Punch & Judy shows, enjoy 40s music on the ENSA stage, visit the wartime holiday home and take a stroll through the 1940s street-scene and displays. Relive our ‘Finest Hour’ – Experience the exciting and most dangerous 1940s … But be wary of that spiv! This event is kindly sponsored by Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries. Prices: Adult £11.50, Child £6.00, Infant FREE, Family £29.00 […]
Come and celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday with a fabulous party at her favourite home by the sea. Enjoy a traditional garden extravaganza with side saddle riders, jugglers, sideshows, sun, sea, tea and cake. Enjoy a real British celebration fit for a Queen. Prices: See Website for Details Phone:0370 333 1183 Website:www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/osborne