the Isle of Man Victorian Society was founded in 1976 by Peter and Ruth Kelly along with 5 other like minded enthusiasts.
In April 1980 Issue number 1 of the Newsletter was published - Issue 111 was published 40 years later in April 2020!
The first two issues in April and June were foolscap photocopies - followed in September 1980 by the first booklet newsletter to be created in the A5 format which it has held ever since.
The early issues were typed up by hand and the images added literally using cut and paste methods to stick copied images into the typed text.
More information on these old newsletters will follow...