Features & Stories
This was a proud heading in the Isle of Wight County Press of January 1894. Ryde certainly hosted a wide range of entertainments to occupy those long winter nights.
On 8 May 1945, the Allies accepted Germany’s surrender and VE Day (Victory in Europe) celebrating the end of the Second World War, was declared on that day.
Engaged in one of the strangest experiments ever undertaken are Dr A M Case, formerly house surgeon at the County Hospital, and Mr Kenneth Whittle, granted a year's absence from his position as pathologist at the same institution.
In today's climate of strict rules for Health and Safety a headline like this would not be considered amusing. However 50 years ago one wonders if Roy's parents were even informed of their son's mishap.