The Isle of Man Victorian Society seeks to help everyone better understand the amazing buildings and cultural heritage across the Isle of Man. Discover the treasured heritage behind each of these photographs - the buildings, the people and their achievements.

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2021 News - Home Page Archive (For the current latest news click on Home on top menu)

26th November 2021

This evening’s meeting at the Barbara Cottier Lecture Theatre, St Ninian’s High School is going ahead starting at 8:00pm, despite the inclement weather. This is the last Victorian Society meeting for 2021. The talk is titled “Demolition Discoveries - Victorian Revelations” - buildings lost to the bulldozer in recent years with a link to Biddy Baxter!

10th October 2021

NEWSLETTER Edition 115 of the Isle of Man Victorian Society has just been published and was distributed to members over the past week from 6th October.

The contents of the 48 page bumper edition newsletter are as ever wide ranging and informative:

18th May 2021

NEWSLETTER Edition 114 of the Isle of Man Victorian Society has just been published and distributed to members on Friday 14th May. Members should have now received it.

The contents of the 44 page newsletter booklet are varied and interesting.

21st April 2021

The 2021 AGM will take place at the Barbara Cottier Lecture Theatre, St Ninian’s High School, Douglas at 7:30pm on Friday 30th April. Please note this earlier starting time than for normal meetings.

This will be followed by Nigel Crowe’s talk on The Duke’s House - the evolving design for Castle Mona in its Context”

18th April 2021

The Heritage Grants page has been updated with more colour photographs and further grant details.

31st March 2021

The Heritage Grants page has been updated with more information on the grants given by the Society for restoration of Victorian assets - which now exceed a total of £20,000. For details of how to apply for a Heritage Grant from the Society please go to that page.

12th March 2021

Meeting on Friday 26th March CANCELLED.

Due to the Covid-19 lock-down and the likely caution necessary for future public gatherings if it should conclude before the 26th, we have decided to cancel the meeting and postpone the speaker to a later time.

For similar reasons the proposed AGM on Friday 30th April may also be subject to postponement.

Any update to the situation will be featured here.

25th February 2021

Our Next Meeting is Friday 26th February at 8pm

 ‘Through the eyes of a Quayside Hobbler’

A riveting visual tour of Douglas Harbour and quayside in Victorian times with John Kelly at the Barbara Cottier Lecture Theatre, St Ninian’s High School                                                                   .

New Newsletter binders will be available to purchase for £8.50. Each will hold a dozen copies.


The AGM will now be held on Friday 30th April at 7.30pm
prior to Nigel Crowe's presentation 'The Duke's New House'. Notice of the new date is being conveyed to members with the latest newsletter. The AGM of the Isle of Man Victorian Society was to have taken place on Friday 29th January but this fell within the Circuit Breaker Lockdown which was lifted on 1st February. 

NEWSLETTER 113 published at the end of January and is currently being distributed to members.

15th January 2021 Events Card and Letter to be Circulated to Members

Following the January CV19 Lock-Down we have decided to postpone the AGM and Andrew Scarffe’s talk planned for Friday 29th January and the following meeting planned for February 26th is subject to review.  Details of the resumed programme and AGM will follow later in February or possibly later when we are sure of the lock-down situation and the public health advice from the Isle of Man Government.

Members will shortly receive the annual programme events card and an explanatory letter.

Newsletter 113 is due to be published soon but the lock-down is affecting the ease with which that is usually arranged - so watch this space!





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