Ventnor, The Children's Corner 1913

Memories of Ventnor


We moved to Ventnor from Carisbrooke in 1947, when I was 6 years old, so my memory isn't too good, but I remember an Avro Anson, which was obviously carrying newspapers, as the Ventnor Mercury confirmed, to the Channel Islands, colliding with one of the Radar Station pylons. Wreckage was widely scattered and at least one engine (...Read full memory)

Sorry to see an apartment building on the site of the old Metropole Hotel. As a young lad from Scotland, around 1960, I took a job there as a waiter with a friend. I remember taking part in a waiters' race along the promenade. Wilfred Pickles and his wife Mabel stayed at the hotel whilst recording their radio show at (...Read full memory)

I was born in Ventnor and although I have lived in Kent for many years Ventnor will always be "My home".

I stayed at the Glenavon Hotel in August 1980 with my Wife and two children for 9 nights at a total cost of £168.30 (I still have the hotels 1979 Tariff and my receipt), we had a lovely time and have been back to the Island on a couple of occassions and will be returning again in early July this year. Mr Keith Odgers Norfolk

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