Ventnor, The Children's Corner 1913

Memories of Ventnor


I worked as a nurse at the hospital from 1955 to 1956 and went back for the first time in June of this year. It was really nostalgic to be there again, even though the hospital has long gone the Botanic Gardens are still as I remember some of them from being the hospital gardens. The car park is where the (...Read full memory)

We stayed in a hotel called Glenavon which we think is, or was, in Ventor in September 1961, this being our honeymoon. We have been back to Ventor several times, without any sucess in finding the hotel. We would be interested in hearing from anyone who knows if the hotel still exists as the Glenavon or any other name, or (...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 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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