july, 2018

06jul(jul 6)10:00 am08(jul 8)4:00 pmRomanov Commemoration Weekend in East Cowes

Event Details

Romanov Commemoration Weekend in East Cowes


From 6th to 8th July 2018 East Cowes commemorates the Romanovs – 100 years after the Russian Royal Family’s tragic death – with a new monument, an exhibition at Barton Manor and a choir specially flown in from Minsk, Belarus.

On Friday 18th May 1868, Tsar Nicholas ll was born at Alexander Palace, Pushkin, St Petersburg Russia. Exactly to the day, 150 years later, 18th May 2018 work started on building an East Cowes commemoration monument to The Imperial Royal Family who visited our town and were murdered 100 years ago in July.

The monument is a gift to the people of East Cowes and is being located on the Jubilee Recreation Ground East Cowes. It tells the story of East Cowes’s historical importance to the world.

Saint Elizabeth, the Tsar’s sister-in-law, was a regular visitor to East Cowes. We know of several occasions where the Tsar visited East Cowes and on one occasion paid a visit to Quarr Abby. The Tsarina’s other sister is also buried at St Mildred’s Church, Wippingham, which was Queen Victoria’s church when she lived at Osborne House.

The commemoration events from 6th to 8th July are an important opportunity for East Cowes to be recognised as an important historic destination for people of the Orthodox Church.


6 (Friday) 10:00 am - 8 (Sunday) 4:00 pm


Barton Manor

East Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO32 6LB