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July 1912

Isle of Wight Observer

July 6th 1912: PRIMROSE LEAGUE – By the kindness of Mr. W. PLAYER BRIGSTOCKE, the annual fete of the Primrose League was held on Thursday in the grounds of Ryde House. Tea was served on the lawn and after a brief meeting an excellent band gave a much appreciated selection of music and the Society Entertainers from the Pier Pavilion, gave a bright and clever entertainment.

July 6th 1912: BAND OF HOPE – Weeks annual Band of Hope outing took place on Coronation day, June 27th, when six breaks started from Weeks at 9 a.m. with about 100 driving through Brading to Ventnor where two hours were spent, then driving through the Undercliff to Blackgang and Niton, where a good tea was provided. After tea a start was made for home passing through Down End and Havenstreet, arriving home at 6 p.m.

July 6th 1912: CRICKET – Ryde played a fine game against St. Simons on Saturday last at Partlands. BOSTOCK, HILL, MELLANBY and GULLIVER made the top scores for the home team.

July 13th 1912: RYDE WEEK – The Annual Regatta of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club will be held this year on August 12th, 13th, 14th and there will be a full programme of races each day. The Ryde Town Cup will be raced for by yachts of the 19-metre class.

July 13th 1912: ASSEMBLY OF THE FLEET – The assembly of H.M. Ships at Spithead, for inspection by Members of Parliament did not attract any great numbers of people to Ryde. When the inspection took place a fair number of people went on the Pier and expressed considerable surprise that there was no band playing on such an occasion.

July 20th 1912: WILD AUSTRALIA – All the people in Ryde went to Wild Australia on Thursday and Friday evening, and saw an exhibition of riding rough horses, lasso practice, stock whip cracking, etc. The greatest fun was caused by a number of Ryde lads who endeavoured to ride bucking mules and ponies, giving a very good display of pluck if not horsemanship.

July 20th 1912: CLAY PIGEON SHOOTING – At the meeting of the I.W. Gun Club at Ashey the first event was won by Colonel RHODES, second place was Captain R.M. ALEXANDER. The King of Spain’s cup was won by Captain RM. ALEXANDER after tieing with Mr. S. M. MELLOR with 12 points each.

July 20th 1912: RYDE LAWN TENNIS – The annual Ryde Lawn Tennis Tournament promoted by the Ryde Lawn Tennis and Croquet club, will commence on Tuesday, and, given favourable weather, should be one of the most successful tournaments held by the club.

July 27th 1912: BENEFIT CONCERT – The Lessee of the Ryde Pier Pavilion (Mr. R. WISHART) very kindly arranged at short notice, a concert, on Thursday afternoon in the aid of the widow of Mr. CLARKE, who was drowned while bathing on Sunday. Mr. WISHART was able to hand over upwards of £4 over to the widow.

July 27th 1912: RYDE GOLF SCHOOL – The feature of this week’s play at the Ryde Golf School was a competition on Wednesday, for a silver cup given by Captain BYNG, which was carried off by Miss BROWNE,

July 27th 1912: PIER PAVILION – The Scottish Gems, one of the best companies seen in Ryde, have been appearing at the Pavilion during the week. In their national costume they give an exceptionally clever and varied entertainment and nearly every number has been encored. As instrumentalists they are very far above the average, their national dancers are extremely good.