Kenneth Hicks, the President of the Isle of Wight Branch of Historical Association and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, has given a very informative presentation at Yelf’s Hotel on 12th April’s monthly talk. Since his retirement he has studied the work of the Brannon family and collected a large number of their original engravings. Kenneth has delighted the HRS members and guests by presenting his book “An Island Legacy”, which provides a comprehensive record of Island towns, villages, land and seascapes, historic buildings and coastal views over a period of two hundred years, during which the Island has changed considerably. The book contains over one hundred and thirty original Brannon family engravings, many of which have not been seen before, with an equal number of modern coloured photographs taken from virtually the same locations.
The book “An Island Legacy” can be ordered at the Ryde District Heritage Centre.
Kenneth Hicks and Brian Harris
An Island Legacy
Kenneth Hicks at Yelf’s Hotel
Jo Cooper, an islander, has presented snapshots of a childhood on the Isle of Wight on the 1950s and 1960s to an audiance of 28 people on Wednesday, 8th March at the Yelf’s Hotel. The book “Isle of Memories” can be bought from Isle of Wight County Press Shop, Newport.
Jo Cooper – Isle of Memories
Jo Cooper & Peter Lawrence
Herewith our Winter Issue of Arcadia: Arcadia Winter 2016-17
More editions here.
Balfour (1843 – 1916) was an English businessman, Liberal politician, and fraudster.
According to the Daily Telegraph, “Jabez Spencer Balfour JP, MP was probably the greatest financial fraudster in British history, an embezzler on a Melmottian scale dwarfing the far lesser con-tricks of Trebitsch-Lincoln, Horatio Bottomley, Robert Maxwell and Jeffrey Archer combined.”
Balfour’s Bembridge – John Matthews talk
WINNA DINNER DRAW!
Historic Ryde Society announces its Christmas Raffle, when you can win a meal for two. The draw will take place on Saturday 31st December at Noon by the Town Crier in Minghella Square, Ryde. Tickets, only £1 each, are for sale at the Ryde District Heritage Centre, Royal Victoria Arcade, Union Street.
Christmas Raffle Poster