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August 1922

Isle of Wight Observer:

Aug 5th 1922:  THE MOONSTONES – It is very satisfactory to learn that this concert party have been playing to much better attendances at the Town Hall as they fully deserve.  For Friday evening, the 4th, the successful sketch “Egypt” will be again produced.  It is full of genuine wit and delightful humorous situations and should not be missed.

Aug 5th 1922:  RECEIVING ORDER – The “London Gazette” announces a receiving order in bankruptcy dated July 26th, was made against Louisa SMITH (widow), The Arcade, Ryde, under the style or firm of Madame St. Clair, dealer in lingerie.

Aug 5th 1922:  THE QUEEN AT RYDE – As usual during Cowes week, the Queen has taken the opportunity for motoring trips through the Island and she visited Ryde on Tuesday and Wednesday, on the latter occasion Her Majesty drove to the antique shop of Mr G. MUNDELL the oldest tradesman at 4 Cross-street, arriving at about 6pm.  The Queen stayed about 20 minutes and purchased several dainty little knick-knacks, her taste being in the smallest antiques.  Royalty were frequent visitors at No. 5 where he formerly carried on business.

Aug 5th 1922:  PENNY TRAIL – Mrs RUBIE of St. James’s Parsonage, is organising a Mile of Pennies on Thursday next, the 10th, on behalf of the British and Foreign Sailors Society which has hostels in over 100 ports of the world.

Aug 12th 1922:  UNVEILING – A large attendance is expected at the War Memorial unveiling by the Marquess of Carisbrooke at the Town Hall tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon.  Tickets have been distributed to the relatives of the fallen and subscribers, and the general public will be admitted to whatever room is left. The ceremony commences at 3 o’clock.  The Memorial takes the form of a tablet with the names of all belonging to the borough who gave their lives, and the endowment of a bed at the County Hospital.

Aug 12th 1922:  TENNIS – The many interested in lawn tennis are reminded of the Junior Open Lawn Tennis Tournament which takes place in the Mead Club grounds, Church-lane, from the 19th to 26th August. It has been said that tennis is so badly played in many cases because the grand game is merely an excuse for flirtation, so in that sense we should not approve of mixed doubles!

Aug 12th 1922:  ON DIT – Councillor GOBLE’s remark that a pavilion in the Western Gardens would be “a glorified cucumber frame in a congested area” was an excellent observation coming from a horticulturist.

Aug 12th 1922:  TO LET – Ryde, Board Residence from 3½ gns. per week—Coast View, Esplanade, Ryde.

Aug 19th 1922:  MIDNIGHT DISCOVERY – At a sitting of the Borough Bench on Tuesday, Jas. William NICHOLLS (47), caretaker of H.M.S. Havelock one of the obsolete ships off Ryde, was charged with being drunk and incapable.  P.C. TARRANT stated that he saw prisoner lying asleep on the pavement by St. Thomas’s slipway.  The Mayor commented upon the disgrace that prisoner brought upon himself and fined him 5s, or five days.

Aug 19th 1922:  LOST WAR MEDAL – A bronze war medal, inscribed J. BAKER, Devonshire Regt. evidently dropped by a visitor, was picked up at the top of High Street, by Edward WEBB, a son of Mr A. F. WEBB, of 76 Swanmore Road on the evening of Friday last.

Aug 26th 1922:  BATHING ACCIDENT – Whilst bathing at the east end of the Esplanade, on Wednesday morning, the sea being very rough, a lady got into difficulties, whereupon five others went to her assistance and eventually the whole six were in danger of being drowned.  Through the promptitude of the attendants, however they were rescued, being safely brought to shore by W. COTTON, assisted by Robert REEVES, Hirst LINNINGTON and W. BUTCHERS.