Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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February 1907

Ryde News February 1907 (100 Years ago)

Isle of Wight Times & Hampshire Gazette

Feb 7th, 1907: CONCERT – Mischa ELMAN, boy violinist, had a good reception on Monday at the Town Hall and delighted a large audience.

Feb 7th, 1907: SUCCESSFUL – We are pleased to record that Mr. A. G. MEARS, son of Counsillor G. M. MEARS, of Ryde, has passed the final solicitors examination of the Incorporated Law Society. He served his articles with Counsillor W. H. THIRKELL, of this town.

Feb 14th, 1907: TRAINING MILITIA – The Puckpool Fort will be occupied by the RGA Fife Militia from 17 June to 27 July, and at Cliff End the Edinburgh RGA from 6 May to 13 July.

Feb 14th, 1907: POPULAR CONCERT – There was numerous attendance at the concert in the Town Hall on Monday afternoon, when a much appreciated programme of Orchestral Music was provided by the Royal Marine Artillery Band.

Isle of Wight Observer

Feb 2nd, 1907: CHESS – Mr. FLOWER the well-known Ryde player, has won the first match for the Southern Counties against Middlesex, defeating his opponent in twelve moves.

Feb 2nd, 1907: SPOILING OF RYDE – Eighteen months ago the public of Ryde learned that the College had been purchased by an order of Nuns who would convert the place into a Convent. According to Ryde Town Council they were delighted to receive a verbal assurance to the effect that nothing would be done that would likely injure Ryde’s prospects as a seaside health resort, therefore the erection round the estate of a hideous red brick wall, surmounted by a cherdux de frise of broken beer bottles was the owners real reply. This atrocity of red brick erected in a public place ought to rank as a crime.