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February 1923

Isle of Wight County Press:

Feb 3rd 1923:  GARDENING NOTES – Mr Edward C. GOBLE, of Walcott Nursery, Monkton Street, said exhibiters and growers of specimen chrysanthemums generally take their cuttings in the autumn or as soon as available, but for good decorative blooms the spring months are preferred by many, and it gives ample time for the production of really nice typical plants.

Feb 3rd 1923:  PEDIGREE POULTRY – We have received the mating lists for 1923 of Messrs. BENNET and PIKE, of Ashey Poultry Farm. It gives interesting particulars of the laying records of the special pens from which sittings and chicks are to be offered this year, with the prices.  They can be obtained post free from the firm named.

Feb 3rd 1923:  FOR SALE – With vacant possession, the desirable Villa Residence on the Binstead-road, Ryde, known as HURDHOLME, (for many years the residence of Ald. MILLWARD, late Mayor of Ryde), containing 3 reception-rooms, 4 bed-rooms, dressing-room, bath-room, kitchen, and offices, with large garden at side and in the rear, and a plot of building land adjoining.  The whole is planted with trees and shrubs, kitchen-garden, and has 2 conservatories and a summer-house.

Feb 10th 1923:  PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY – The conductor, soloists, and orchestra on Thursday night’s Philharmonic concert are to be cordially congratulated on the performance.  The Town-hall was well filled, and the audience enjoyed a rare musical treat.  The energetic conductor (Mr. C. H. HAIR) carried out his very arduous duties in an extremely able manner, and Ryde had no cause to be ashamed of its orchestra.

Feb 10th 1923:  CORINTHIAN SAILING CLUB – At the annual meeting, held at their headquarters, 69 Union-street, (Messrs. TEAGUE and Co.’s), Mr. G FARDELL (commodore) presiding, the statement of accounts for the season, showing a balance of £5.5s.4d., was presented by the hon. Secretary (Mr. Claude H. HAPGOOD) and passed.  It was resolved that the cup offered by Mr. RIVETT should be accepted with thanks.

Feb 10th 1923:  SILVER WEDDING – On the occasion of their silver wedding, which was celebrated on Friday week, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. GALLEY were presented on Sunday evening, in the George-street Congregational Sunday-school, with a very handsome silver tea tray by the choir.  Mr. GALLEY has been connected with the choir for 36 years, and choirmaster for 14 years.

Feb 10th 1923:  AMATEUR OPERATIC SOCIETY – This Society has been fortunate in securing the services of Mr. DERRICK, a member of the original company which performed the opera under Mr. Robert COURTNEIDGE, for its production of “Tom Jones.”

Feb 17th 1923:  TELEGRAPH POLES – The Public Works Committee considered a request on behalf of the Postmaster General, for the consent of the Council to placing an over-ground line of telegraphs along the north side of Argyll-street, from opposite the nursery to opposite Wivoe.  Mr. A. W. HILL said they were all opposed to the idea, but if they refused permission the Postmaster-General would apply for arbitration.

Feb 17th 1923:  PLANS – An application by Messrs. DOWNING and DONOVAN for permission to erect a petrol-pump outside their premises in Union-street, was not entertained. The Mayor said it was illegal to grant permission to cause an obstruction.

Feb 17th 1923:  BUILDING PLANS – Extension to Wight Hall, the Strand, submitted by Mr. F. P. HARDY for Mrs. RICHARDS;  Extension of the Electric Power-station, Benett-street, submitted by the I.W. Electric Light and Power Co.  Both approved.

Feb 24th 1923:  FISHING ADVENTURE – Much anxiety was occasioned in his family circle by a local young man on Thursday.  At about mid-day Edward WATSON, 20, of Holmhurst, West-street, went out in a boat fishing and nothing more was heard of him until Friday morning. The weather was very boisterous and gradually became worse.  In the evening there was a heavy sea, the wind was blowing a hurricane. The coast-guards were keeping a watch for the missing man.  However, he had taken shelter on one of the obsolete vessels anchored off the Motherbank, and rowed back to shore the next morning.