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August 1964

Isle of Wight Times:-

Aug 6th 1964: COURTS – As from January next year, divorce courts will sit at Ryde Town Hall. It was announced that the Lord Chancellor had extended the jurisdiction of the District Registry of the High Court to include divorce.

Aug 6th 1964: HARRIER’S – A brilliant 4 mins. 41 secs. mile over a rough grass track by 17 year old Alan CASS was the highlight of Ryde Harrier’s junior championship meeting at Simeon-street Recreation Ground.

Aug 6th 1964: BREAK-IN – Raiders broke into Ryde Golf Club last week and stole lemonade and cigars. Entry was gained by breaking a window.

Aug 6th 1964: DUTCH VISITORS – A party of 20 Dutch tourists attended a service at Ryde Baptist Church on Sunday, The service was conducted by the minister the Rev. Arthur SYMONDS.

Aug 13th 1964: OPEN TOURNEY – The Ryde Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club’s annual tennis tournament is in full swing at Playstreet-lane. About 100 competitors are taking part, including Derek WARMAN defending his men’s singles title, who has won his way through to the third round of this year’s contest.

Aug 13th 1964: NEW SKIFFS – Seaview Town Regatta’s eight new skiffs, built at a cost of more than £800, arrived at Seaview on Saturday. With them was one of the old skiffs which was used as a pattern. The old fleet was 40 years old. The new fleet was paid for by a fund started last year.

Aug 13th 1964: GIFT – All Saints’ Parish Church fund for a new church hall received a boost with a £500 anonymous gift from a church member. The site for the new hall will probably be behind Church House, Queen’s-road, next to the church, if planning approval is obtained.

Aug 13th 1964: OPINIONS – Ryde has lost its place as the brightest resort in the Island and is becoming duller and more prosaic—at least, in the opinions of some Borough Council members, when they approved the removal of Union-street flag poles, and instead would provide a greater display of flags in St. Thomas’ Square and the High-street.

Aug 13th 1964: GREEN FINGERS – On Tuesday night, at the monthly Council meeting, Mr. H. APPEL and Mr. H. E. C. ORCHARD repeated their joint successes of 1959, 1961 and 1963 once again to win the Louis Hertel Cup for the most attractive front gardens on Binstead Housing Estate.

Aug 13th 1964: ALL MOD CONS – The old people’s accommodation at “Treefields” is now 60 per cent finished. Ryde Housing Committee will aim at a net rent for each flatlet, including heating and lighting, not to exceed £2.8s. weekly.

Aug 27th 1964: CARNIVAL WEEK – Ryde the oldest carnival in England—opens on Sunday with a life-saving competition at Sandy Slip organised by Ryde Lifeguard Corps.

Aug 27th 1964: BRIDGE CLOSED – St. John’s-road railway bridge is to be closed for motor vehicles for six weeks for repairs, but a British Railways spokesman at Waterloo yesterday discounted local rumours that the bridge skeleton was cracked.

Aug 27th 1964: PARADE – About 100 members of The Crusaders, in camp near Ryde, paraded with their standards at Ryde Baptist Church on Sunday.