Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Newport -
- John Milne memorial artwork -


Sea Street, Newport, Isle of Wight
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A series of panels commemorating John Milne, a noted seismologist, who lived in Shide in the latter part of his life.

Designed by Kevin Dean of Southsea, and manufactured in enamel by A J Wells & Sons Ltd, of Newport.
Memorial artwork

John Milne artwork 1
John Milne artwork 1

Celebrating Milne
Public Art Commission, 2012

Artwork by Kevin Dean

John Milne (1850 - 1913), father of modern seismology, revolutionised the study of earthquakes and was revered and honoured for his work both in Japan and in Britain.

Milne spent almost twenty years living and working in Japan, before moving to Shide on the Isle of Wight in 1895, with his Japanese wife, Toné. Here, he built an observatory to house his invention, the Milne Horizontal Seismograph, which could detect even small earthquakes from around the world. In 1908 he was awarded the prestigious Royal Medal.

Further information

John Milne (Wikipedia article)
Kevin Dean's website
A J Wells & Sons Ltd website

John Milne Memorial Plaque, Shide Lodge.
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John Milne artwork 3
John Milne artwork 4
page updated 5 February 2013 (added to website)


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