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December 1911

Isle of Wight County Press

Dec 2nd 1911: NEW FOOTBALL CLUB – This has been started, entitled the de LAUNAY’s Stores Club, with C. J. de LAUNAY, T.C., as president, and Mr. C. M. de LAUNAY as chairman. They will play Thursday matches with suitable teams.

Dec 9th 1911: HOLY TRINITY CHURCH – A meeting was held on Tuesday evening to consider the offer of a desirable building, well adapted for a Parish-hall. We understand that the building referred to is the room in Melville-street, now used as a gymnasium and formerly the headquarters of the Ryde Social Club.

Dec 9th 1911: LICENSING – At the Borough Bench on Monday the license of the Marine Hotel was temporarily transferred from Frank BAND to Albert Charles CHEW.

Dec 9th 1911: WHIST DRIVE – In connection with the Ryde Shop Assistant’s Association a whist drive was held at the Odd-fellows hall on Tuesday, some 27 tables being occupied. Prize winners were: Ladies– 1 Miss P. NASH, 2 Mrs. HAWKINS, 3 Mrs. NASH; Gentlemen– 1 A. STEWARD, 2 C. COOK, 3 J. EAMES.

Dec 9th 1911: CHARITY DANCES – The balance sheet of the last two charity dances in aid of the Ryde Police Fund shows that after soup had been distributed 31 times at the Salvation Army Barracks last winter, there was a balance in hand of £10. The annual ball will be held this year on December 20th in aid of necessitous children.

Dec 16th 1911: NEW BUSINESS PREMISES – Messrs. W. H. SMITH and Son have opened new premises at the Pier-gates, which are an ornament to the neighbourhood and splendidly adapted for the requirements of their many varied departments, including bookselling, stationery, library, and newsvending.

Dec 16th 1911: SCHOOL PRESENTATIONS – The presentation of prizes at Bettesworth-road Infants school took place on Wednesday, the Schoolroom being prettily decorated. The children went through a very clever programme, including a maypole dance. The Chairman, when presenting his prize, complimented the headmistress (Mrs. HAPGOOD) on the excellence of the entertainment. There were 27 certificates for regular attendance, 13 being never absent or late.

Dec 30th 1911: EARLY CLOSING – The principal stationers in the town have decided to close at 2 p.m. on Thursdays from the New Year until Easter. Advertisers are requested to notice that this will apply to the County Press office, Mr. W. WATTS, Union-street.

Dec 30th 1911: SKATING CARNIVAL – On Thursday afternoon a very successful children’s fancy dress carnival was held at the Pier Pavilion. The dresses of the children made a very pretty spectacle and a clever exhibition of fancy skating was given by Professor BRADFIELD and the Misses Milcie, Mona, and Rita GILL.

Dec 30th 1911: CHARITY FOOTBALL – Mr. Roger GRANT, of the Nag’s Head, High-street, has been able to forward £5.12s.0¾d. to the County Hospital, the proceeds of a comic match played at the Recreation Ground on Boxing Day.