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

January 1913

Isle of Wight Observer:-

Jan 4th 1913: WHIST DRIVE – A very successful whist drive in connection with the Ryde Shop Assistants’ Association, took place on Thursday, where there were 26 tables.

Jan 4th 1913: HOLY TRINITY – Although the weather interfered with church attendance this Christmas, the offertories at this church were not below the average. Various parts of the church were tastefully decorated with flowers and evergreens by Miss MURRAY, Mrs. GOBLE, Miss EDDIS and Miss JELLICOE.

Jan 4th 1913: RESIGNATION – Miss CLARKE, who some years ago succeeded Miss WILLIS as head mistress of the Ryde Church of England Schools (girls department), has tendered her resignation of that position, much to the regret of the scholars, managers, and parents. Miss CLARKE, by her devoted work and affectionate treatment of the girls, has won the hearts of all who have come under her influence.

Jan 4th 1913: CAROL SINGERS – A party of carol singers visited the residences of inhabitants of the town and district on the evenings of Christmas week, and collected funds for the purpose of supplying groceries and coal to the poor. As a result the Mayor has been enabled to distribute 27 grocery tickets of the value of 2s. each, and 12 cwt of coal.

Jan 11th 1913: I.W. FOXHOUNDS – Hounds met at Faircroft, 17 Binstead-road, Ryde, the residence of Colonel E. HOWARD-BROOKE, the popular M.F.P., on Tuesday, when there was a huge crowd of spectators on foot. After the Master and Mrs. HOWARD-BROOKE had dispensed hospitality, a move was made to the copse at Quarr Hill, which, however, was drawn blank.

Jan 11th 1913: THEATRE – The pantomime “Aladdin” at the Theatre Royal, has been deservedly extremely well patronised by the public, not only of Ryde, but of other towns in the Island. The new lessee, Mr. H. Terry WOOD, is reviving the reputation the Theatre used to have years ago, to never putting an indifferent production before the public.

Jan 11th 1913: CHILDREN – Some hundreds of little people in Ryde are looking forward eagerly to the children’s party, which the Mayoress, Mrs. G. A. BLACKALL, is giving on January 16th

Jan 18th 1913: GOLF – The Ryde Golf School, near the Canoe Lake, has not been a conspicuous success. If some of the leading residents would only take steps to provide a course at Ryde it would be the making of the town.

Jan 18th 1913: NEW VOCALIST – At the Popular Concert next Monday, Miss Carrie LANCELEY, the great Australian soprano, will be the vocalist. This will be the first opportunity Ryde people will have of hearing this wonderful singer and no doubt there will be a crowded audience. Amongst other things she will sing Stephen Adams’ “Ever so far away.”

Jan 25th 1913: STEEPLECHASE -The stewards of the Grand National Hunt have given permission for the dates of the above to be Wednesday and Thursday, 23rd and 24th. This will give great satisfaction in Ryde and Newport, where the early closing day is Thursday.

Jan 25th 1913: BICYCLES – A good deal of interest was manifest on Thursday, in the appearance of three of CHAPLIN & Co.’s large trolleys loaded high with crates of Raleigh cycles. Upon enquiring of the local manager, Mr. G. V. MAINSTONE, these were to cope with their constantly increasing trade. This will give some idea of the enormous popularity these cycles have attained.