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December 1906

Activities in Ryde 100 Years ago

RYDE NEWS DECEMBER 1906 (100 years ago)

Isle of Wight County Press

Dec 1st 1906: RAILWAY FARES – Cheap return tickets, 3rd class, will be issued till 30th April 1907, for Football Parties. Teams travelling to Portsmouth will be charged 1s.7d. per passenger over the St. John’s-road fares.

Isle of Wight Times & Hampshire Gazette

Dec 6th 1906: HOSPITALITY – On Friday afternoon, the Mayor and Mayoress (Ald. A. J. COOMBES and Mrs. COOMBES), were “At Home” at the Town Hall. A large number of invitations were issued and a large proportion accepted the hospitality provided.

Dec 6th 1906: ANNIVERSARY – On Thursday evening at the anniversary of the Park-road Baptist Church, a satisfactory report on the work of the year was presented by Rev. A. DEDAMESS, who received a cheque for six guineas subscribed by the Chairman (Mr. A. ANDREWS) and friends.

Dec 6th 1906: EXAMINATION – Miss Ethel LANGDON, daughter of Mr. Charles LANGDON, has just passed the Bachelor of Arts examination of the University of London, taking 2nd class honours in classics.

Dec 6th 1906: POSTAL REGULATIONS – The new regulations respecting postcards, which came into force on the 1st inst., the minimum for cards is 4” in length by 2¾” in width. The public are allowed to attach a gummed label not exceeding 2” by ¾” and engravings, illustrations, drawings and photographs on very thin paper.

Dec 27th 1906: HOLY TRINITY CHURCH – At a meeting held on Thursday it was decided to apply for a faculty to authorise the erection of a brass memorial to the memory of Mr. and Mrs. CLAYTON, and of a tablet on which to inscribe the names of past, present, and future vicars.

Isle of Wight Observer

Dec 1st 1906: OUTBREAK OF FIRE – The Fire Brigade were called out at 6.30 p.m. on Sunday last, when an outbreak of fire occurred at 42 Castle-street, occupied by Mr. Auguste PROOST, tailor. Mr. PROOST was sitting upstairs with some books, when a parafin lamp standing on the table exploded and caught the table ablaze.

Dec 1st 1906: COASTGUARDS REVOLVER PRACTICE – On Thursday targets were rigged up on the Appley private pier for the purposes of revolver practice by a number of local coastguards. The practice was watched with evident interest from the shore.