WEAThe Isle of Wight Branch of the Worker’s Educational Association is running three new courses for Island residents, it has been announced. 

John Medland is offering Piers, Steamships and Island Railways 1812-1967 on Saturday 15th February at Downside Community Centre, Furrlongs, Newpor0t. This half day course examines the Island’s transport infrastructure from the opening of Ryde Pier in 1812 to the closure of the steam railway in 1967, including the steamship services, railway companies and the Solent Tunnel Railway project. The course takes place between 10:00 and 13:00 with a fee of just £9.95.

In March, Jennifer Goldsmith is running Travel to the Island on the Portsmouth Road looking at the link between the capital and the nation’s greatest fortress, travelled by the powerful and the ordinary wayfarer. Find out more about the route at the heart of our history and the important local and national events associated with it on Saturday 8th March at George Street Centre, George Street, Ryde, between 10:30 and 16:30 with a fee of £19.90.

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In the Centenary year of the start of World War I, Gail Wright will offer Art & Artists of the Great War on Saturday 29th March at Downside Community Centre in Newport. Residents are urged to go and discover the brave artists who recorded the events of the 1st World War. Then reflect on the effect of their absence on the art world in Britain & throughout Europe during and after the war. The course takes place between 10:00 and 13:00, with a fee of £9.95.

For more information on these courses contact Margaret Rylands on 529589,or pick up a leaflet in your local library.

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