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Isle of Wight Family History Society Conference “Wish you were here!”

7 May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


“Wish you were here!”

Our One Day Conference this year is themed on the leisure industry of the Isle of Wight, in the period 1850 – 1914, the “Golden Age” of British seaside holidays.

Our speakers include Tony Miles-Prouten whose ancestors were heavily involved in the provision of tourist services with a talk entitled “From pastoral tranquility to vibrant international resort – how the Proutens and Coopers helped transform Shanklin.“;  and the ever-reliable Richard Smout, Heritage Services Manager of the Isle of Wight Council , whose talk is entitled “The Archives of Leisure – what sources tell us about tourism on the Isle of Wight. 1850-1914”.

Our first presentation will be on behalf of “John Hunt Cooke” who made a Tour of the Isle of Wight in 1850, recording the trip in a diary which we now hold.

Our Exhibitors will include :

Cowes Heritage and Community Group

Ryde Social Heritage Group

Friends of Newport and Carisbrooke Cemeteries

Longley Publications – books and supplies for family historians


7 May
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Newport Methodist Church
Quay Street
Newport, PO30 5BA Newport
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