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January 1923

Isle of Wight County Press:

Jan 6th 1923:  TABLEAUX – A very charming production of Bethlehem tableaux was given at the Town-hall, on Monday evening by members of the Parish Church.  The tableaux dealt with the life of Christ from the annunciation to the shadow of the Cross, depicted in the carpenter’s shop.  Owing to the sacred nature of the tableaux it was the wish of all the performers to remain anonymous, but their efforts cannot be passed over without a word of general congratulation.

Jan 6th 1923:  ENTERTAINMENT – The Scala Theatre, Ryde. The new picture house, is commencing on January 8th, 6.15. and 8.40.  Mon, Tues, Wed. RIP VAN WINKLE, featuring Thomas JEFFERSON.  Charlie CHAPLIN Comedy and Tense Moments from Grand Opera Series.

Jan 6th 1923:  FOOTBALL JOTTINGS – Although several of last season’s leading players, and now GAWN, the well-known back, have removed to other clubs, Ryde have done well.  They made a great fight with Cowes in the Hants senior cup, and lost to Newport in the 2nd round of the Island cup, but are still running for the Portsmouth senior cup.

Jan 6th 1923:  THE NEW YEAR – Was heralded in by a merry peal on the bells of the Parish Church, and the sounding of sirens on vessels of the Pier-head.

Jan 6th 1923:  PRESENTATION – to ex-P.S. ORCHARD, in connection with his retirement from the I.W. Constabulary, after 27 years’ service at Ryde, the members of the Ryde section, on Monday, presented ex-P.S. ORCHARD with a handsome 14-day striking clock, in an oak frame.  P.S. ORCHARD joined the Ryde police on Dec. 9th 1895.  The presentation, which took place in the parade-room at the Police-station, was made by Insp. HAWKINS with a few suitable remarks.

Jan 6th 1923:   RESIGNATION – At the annual general meeting of the Parish Church, which, will be held at the Town-hall on the 29th inst., it will be necessary to elect at least one new churchwarden, as Mr. M. C. RIDDETT, who has filled this office for two years is not willing to accept re-election.

Jan 20th 1923:  ADVERT – Anglesea Hall, Ryde – Mrs. ROLPH, member Imperial Society Dance Teachers, receives Pupils for refined ball-room Dancing, operative, character; private lessons arranged.

Jan 20th 1923:  ADVERT – Robb & Co., Auctioneers, Valuers, Estate and Insurance Agents, 3 the Arcade, Ryde.  Will shortly remove to larger premises at 14 Union Street, Ryde.

Jan 20th 1923:  FALSE NOTICE OF MARRIAGE – We extremely regret that, owing to the victimisation of this paper by some evil-disposed person, a notice of the marriage of Mr. Gordon PURNELL of Ryde, appeared in last Saturday’s issue of this paper, which Messrs. FARDELL, Mr. PURNELL’s solicitors, assure us is unfounded.  The notice has naturally, occasioned very considerable annoyance to Mr. PURNELL and his friends.

Jan 20th 1923:  UNEMPLOYMENT – There were 42 men fewer unemployed in the Island yesterday than a fortnight previously, 21 of those were from Ryde.

Jan 20th 1923:  BOROUGH OF RYDE – The Overseers and the Corporation of Ryde hereby give notice that Rates made on the 10th day of October 1922, are paid by the 16th day of February 1923, all persons who are in arrears after that date will be liable to be summoned…..F. J. RYALL, Assistant Overseer and Collector.

Jan 27th 1923:  RYDE LIFEBOAT – At a meeting to discuss the future of the Ryde Lifeboat, a resolution was passed “That the Ryde Lifeboat Committee strongly disapprove of the recommendations of the I.W. Central Committee to close the Ryde lifeboat-station, and urgently request that the boat may be retained at Ryde.”