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Ryde Happenings 1906, from IW Times and Hampshire Gazette


Snippets from IW Times & Hampshire Gazette, and IW County Press from 1906


IW Times & Hampshire Gazette: Aug 2nd, 1906: At a sale by auction in London on Thursday, the Victoria Cross medals and badge and Legion of Honour, awarded to the late Mr. W. T. RICKARD, realised £80, the purchaser being Canon VALBY of Winchester. Aug 9th 1906: On Thursday a bazaar and garden fete was


Isle of Wight Observer:- Nov 8th 1862: FREE HARMONIC – The proprietor of the Royal Eagle Hotel devotes his billiard room on Wednesday evenings to the cause of harmony. The excellent singing of Mr. MACHIN was well received and vociferously applauded by those present. Mr. SALTER accompanied on the pianoforte with his accustomed skill and


July 6th 1867:  AMERICAN SLAVE TROUPE – We have this week witnessed a new feature in Negro minstrelsy by the appearance of a troupe of artistes who were once slaves, and surely none can be more capable of illustrating life on the southern plantations previous to the late eventful war than those who were practically


Isle of Wight Observer: June 1st 1867:  PRESENTATION – On Monday evening last a very chaste electro-plated tea and coffee service, together with a purse containing 20 sovereigns, was presented to Mr. W. JACOBS, secretary of the Ryde Young Men’s Christian Association, under circumstances especially gratifying to that gentleman. June 1st 1867:  COMMISSIONERS – A


Isle of Wight Observer: May 4th 1867:  H.M.S. CHANTICLEER – This fine screwship of 950 tons 200 horse-power, and mounting 17 guns, commanded by Capt. W. W. S. BRIDGES, arrived at Spithead on Friday last, from Woolwich, on her way to South America.  Capt. BRIDGES was lately the inspector of the Coastguard at Ryde, and


Isle of Wight Observer:- Apr 6th 1867:  PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS – The prosperity of the town in the increase of its buildings, especially when of a good class.  Several excellent properties are in course of construction for Mr. D. BARNES in George-street.  The block of buildings in Union-street, which we lately noticed, and the large hotel


Isle of Wight Observer:- Mar 9th 1867:  TO LET – Ashley House, Strand, handsomely furnished, with every accommodation for a Gentleman’s family.  Contains three Reception Rooms (the drawing and breakfast rooms having south windows), 11 Bed Rooms (making up 14 beds), and excellent basement accommodation.  For terms apply to E. MARVIN and Sons, House Agents,


Isle of Wight Observer:- Feb 2nd 1867:  OPENING OF MR YELF’S GARDEN – We see that the dilapidated stables in Church-lane are being removed, so that we presume there is now some serious thoughts of this long-talked-of improvement being affected. Of its advantages there can be no possible doubt in every respect. Feb 2nd 1867: