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July 1910

Isle of Wight Observer

July 2nd 1910: MRS MONTAGUE FOWLER – The current issue of Madame contains a portrait of Mrs. Montague FOWLER, who is so well known in Ryde. Referring to her dramatic work the journal says:- it is not often that a new dramatic author receives so unanimous a verdict of approval as that accorded to Gaston Gervex (Mrs. Montague FOWLER) when her play “Accolade” was produced at the Court Theatre a couple of weeks ago.

July 2nd 1910: NEW SOLENT STEAMER – The news that a new and up-to-date steamer is to be added to the Joint Railway Company’s fleet of steamers for the service between Ryde and Portsmouth. The new vessel launched last week is a paddle wheel steamer known as the “Duchess of Richmond.”

July 2nd 1910: ESPLANADE HOTEL – At Monday’s Borough Bench, the license of the hotel was transferred to Frank BAND, the present licensee of the Marine Hotel.

July 2nd 1910: APPLEY TOWERS ESTATE – We are informed that owing to the High Court having directed the sale of Appley Towers Estate, the negotiations with Mr. Douglas HALL, M.P., for the tenancy of Appley Towers has been cancelled. Mr. Douglas HALL is therefore arranging to take another suitable residence.

July 2nd 1910: RYDE ROWING CLUB – The annual dinner of the members of the Ryde Rowing Club is always a very pleasant function, and that held at the Royal Pier Hotel on Wednesday evening was not less so than any of its predecessors. Mr. John I BARTON, the newly elected and popular captain presided over a large attendance.

July 2nd 1910: VISIT – The Queen of Spain will visit the Isle of Wight towards the end of July and will stay three weeks or a month.

July 9th 1910: ACCIDENT TO A COASTGUARD – A member of the force of coastguards stationed at Ryde, Frank JONES, met with a very serious accident on Saturday night. He was on the middle watch and it was his duty to walk along the sea wall until he met the coastguard from Seaview. The latter not meeting JONES at the expected place continued his walk along the wall examining the shore as he did so. On reaching the bend near Puckpool he found JONES amongst the rocks under the wall. The spot is overhung with trees and very dark and the unfortunate man missed his footing and fell over. He sustained injuries to the head and was removed later to Haslar Hospital.

July 9th 1910: UPTON BURIAL GROUND – Mr. William BEERE, of Colenutts-road, Haylands, was appointed caretaker and grave digger of the new burial ground at Upton. It was also decided to place a turnstile gate at the side of the ground, giving access at all times from the bridle road at the lower side. A wheel bier has been provided, which will be at the disposal of the parishioners on payment of a reasonable fee, for use outside the cemetery. Tools have been obtained and the ground will be ready for interments as soon as the Home Secretary gives his approval and a part is Consecrated by the Bishop.

July 9th 1910: PRIMROSE LEAGUE – Proceedings opened with an interesting presentation to the Dame President (Mrs. MAYBRICK), in her acceptance of the Grand Cross in the League, which is the highest honour a lady could receive. General FETHERSTONHAUGH remarked that both Mr. and Mrs. MAYBRICK had done a great deal, not only in Ryde, but all over the Island for the Primrose League (applause). They hoped Mrs. MAYBRICK would be spared for many happy and prosperous years to wear that very pretty order (applause).

July 16th 1910: COACHES – If the licensing of the four-in-hand coaches does away with the touting nuisance in Ryde, the Chief Constable will have earned the thanks of everyone.

July 16th 1910: HOTEL KEEPER FAILURE – A receiving order in bankruptcy has been made against Frederick Antipodes HOSKINGS of the Crown Hotel, Ryde.