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June 1913

Isle of Wight Observer:-

Jun 7th 1913: SALVATION ARMY – The Salvation Army had a big day at Ryde on Tuesday, in commemoration of the King’s birthday. The 2nd Portsmouth Corps and the Gosport Corps joined with the Ryde Corps and held special meetings at the Ryde Citadel. Later about 110 sat down to tea.

Jun 14th 1913: ROSE SHOW – There is every promise that the Rose Show arranged by the Ryde Horticultural Society, will be a particularly good one. As in 1911, Colonel E. W. CRADOCK has very kindly placed his pleasant grounds at The Lawn, Spencer-road, at the disposal of the Committee. The band of the Royal Fusiliers will play both in the afternoon and evening.

Jun 14th 1913: HEALTH REPORT – Dr. J. P. WALKER, Medical Officer of Health issued his annual report. The year had been a particularly busy one, the National Insurance Act and the contingent schemes for the control of tuberculosis entailing a considerable amount of labour.

Jun 21st 1913: PAVILION – Mr. R. WISHART, who has leased the Ryde Pier Pavilion for the season, is opening on Monday evening with a clever company calling themselves “The (H)its.”

Jun 21st 1913: POST OFFICE – On Coronation Day, June 26th, the third and fourth deliveries will be suspended. Letters can be obtained by callers at the head office between 2.30 and 10 p.m. Mails will be despatched and received and collections made from the town letter boxes as usual.

Jun 21st 1913: RYDE TOWN CUP – A public meeting was held in the Town Hall, on Thursday evening, to consider the provision of a Town Cup to be raced for at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club Regatta.

Jun 28th 1913: NIGHT FIRING – We are requested to state that night firing will take place with the guns at Norman’s Fort, Spithead, on July 1st, and the four succeeding nights. While the practice is in progress it will be dangerous for small craft to be within the “danger area” from 9 o’clock.

Jun 28th 1913: HEALTH RESORT – Ryde has the reputation of a health resort with invigorating sea-air, refreshing baths, and a generous allowance of sunshine. There are many who do not quite know how to secure all the advantages, they do too much in every way. Too much walking, rowing, swimming, tennis playing, and so forth, these are not conducive to good health. At the end of the holiday the body is fatigued. Quite the best piece of holiday advice is to eat plenty of Currants.

Jun 28th 1913: ALEXANDRA DAY – Not much notice of Alexandra Day was taken in Ryde, though in neighbouring towns the streets were well filled with fair traders of roses.

Jun 28th 1913: SALE OF WORK – A pretty and successful two days sale of work and garden fete, in aid of a new Sunday schoolroom at Ashey, was held at Haylands Manor (by kind permission of Mrs. SCHOLEFIELD) on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Various stalls were neatly decked with fancy and useful articles. A beautiful basket of white roses were presented to Mrs. OGLANDER, who opened the sale.

Jun 28th 1913: PAINTER’S FALL – An unfortunate occurrence took place at the Ryde Gas Works on Tuesday. Albert LACEY, a painter, living at 9 St. John’s Wood-road, was working for the Gas Company on a scrubber, in a sling about 35 feet from the ground, when it became unhitched and Mr. LACEY fell to the ground in a sitting position. He was taken in a bus to the hospital, where he was detained on account of injuries to his back.