Cowes Heritage and Community Group

COWES HERITAGE and
COMMUNITY GROUP

Registered Charity: 1192247

Beckford Centre

IoW Heritage talks at BECKFORD CENTRE

BOOKING ESSENTIAL (limited seating): 01983 244180 / [email protected]

(ALL TALKS ARE FREE TO ATTEND but donations help to retain such events)

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‘AN ORAL HISTORY OF BEMBRIDGE’

by Alan Phillips

Amusing anecdotes taken from his recently published book

‘I’m Not Blessed Well Joking’

based on personal recollections of residents during the 1970s – 80s about their lives in Bembridge, back to the late 19th and early 20th century.

Monday 17th June at 11am

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‘Excavations at NEWPORT MINSTER’

Dr Ruth Waller

talks about her own involvement in this unique exploration of the church

Mon 9th Sept  at 11am

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Exhibition

‘COUTURE to COFFEE SHOPS’

A history of shops in Cowes

Fri 16th – Sun 18th AUGUST

10am-4pm

Beckford Centre, Cowes PO31 7SE

FREE ENTRY – donations very welcome  

COULD YOU SPARE A COUPLE OF HOURS TO MEET & GREET VISITORS AT THIS EVENT? 

PLEASE CONTACT LIN on the number/email below. Thank you

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NEXT COFFEE MORNING

Beckford Centre

WEDS 3rd July 2024

10 – 12

Free entry – donations welcome

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Heritage Hub

OWING TO LACK OF VOLUNTEER COVERAGE, YOU MAY FIND THE BECKFORD CENTRE CLOSED ON SOME SATURDAYS. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE AND HOPE TO IMPROVE THE SITUATION, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

You can still contact us- details below.

Saturdays   10-12

Read through archives or local history books.

Bring your own reading material to enjoy over a cuppa- we don’t mind!  We are a community centre, as well as the guardians of photos, documents and personal memories from the people of Cowes over many years. 

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WE WANT TO OPEN THE CENTRE TO THE PUBLIC, MORE OFTEN

DO YOU:

Enjoy meeting people? (Knowledge of local heritage is not vital). 

   Have time to spare (2-3 hours at a time)?

Have enthusiasm and ideas for the Community Centre?

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

or

A TRUSTEE OF CHCG

HELP US ENSURE THE FUTURE OF OUR

COMMUNITY CENTRE 

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Perhaps you would like to join one of our social groups..  or start your own?

See our ‘Weekly Groups’ section

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All enquiries:

leave a message on 01983 244180 or at: [email protected]

     

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