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June 1921

Isle of Wight Observer:

June 4th 1921:  SUMMER FETE – In connection with the St John’s Women’s Institute a Summer Fete will be held at Appley Hall meadow on Thursday 7th July which will be opened at 2 p.m. by Laura Lady SIMEON.

June 4th 1921:  FOR EX-SERVICE MEN – The Soldiers Club in Lind-street having closed and transferred to the Drill Hall in St John’s Wood-road, Capt. A. BARNSDALE appeals to those who have a billiard table (½ or ¾ size) or bagatelle table they are not requiring, for the benefit of the Ex-Service men of a club he is forming at the “Wheatsheaf” Nelson-street as they have no other place in the town in which to meet.

June 4th 1921:  HONOUR FOR LOCAL COMPOSER – In connection with Miss Marie HALL’s quest for works by British composers, in order to add them to her repertoire, she has done Mr. J. C. BEAZLEY the honour of selecting one of his sketches, for Violin and Pianoforte, which he submitted to her, and expressed her warm approval of it.  We congratulate Mr. BEAZLEY upon this special mark of favour from so distinguished a musician as Miss Marie HALL.  (More about Mr Beazley here)

June 4th 1921:  LICENSE TRANSFERS – Application was made for the temporary transfer of the George Street Brewery and Eagle Brewery from Messrs. Henry and Walter SWEETMAN to Mr J. P. WATTS, local manager to Messrs. MEW LANGTON and Co.

June 11th 1921:  HAYLANDS FLOWER SHOW – The first flower show and sports in connection with the Haylands Horticultural Society is to be held on August 18th in the grounds of Holmwood House by permission of Miss FARMER who is displaying much interest in the event.  The Mayor (Alderman A. ANDREWS, J.P. C.C.) has consented to open the show.

June 11th 1921:  ST. MARY’S – A two days sale of work in aid of the new organ fund is to be held next month.  On Sunday evening a procession in honour of the Sacred Heart was held after Vespers.

June 11th 1921:  REGATTA MEETING – A public meeting will be held at the Town Hall on Monday evening at 8 p.m. in support of steps being taken to revive the Ryde Royal or Town Regatta which it has been suggested should be held during the summer off the Eastern Esplanade.

June 11th 1921:  OFFERINGS – At a special meeting of the congregation of St. James’s Church held on Tuesday evening it was unanimously decided to adopt the Freewill Offering Scheme in lieu of the old Pew Rent System.  The Incumbent also read a letter containing the kind offer from a friend who desires to present an electric blower for the church organ.

June 18th 1921:  RENOVATION – Ryde cemetery was years ago considered by the Government Inspector one of the most beautiful in the United Kingdom.  In order to recover or maintain this reputation, surely it ought to be the duty of some well-paid Borough Official to try and trace the relatives of those buried there, whose costly monuments, crosses and headstones, are through weather exposure, unsightly, and becoming dilapidated, urgently requiring attention, and inform them of the fact whilst renovation is possible.

June 18th 1921:  RYDE LAWN TENNIS – It will be pleasing news that the Annual Open Tournament under the auspices of the Ryde Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club will be held on the pretty green in Play Street Lane, Partlands-avenue, from Tuesday on July 19th to 23rd.  This constitutes the first of four tournaments.

June 18th 1921:  BOROUGH COUNCIL – Application was made through the Music and Amusements Committee with regard to providing a suitable site for open-air dancing as it had been found practically impossible to have it any longer in the Western.  They came to the conclusion that a portion of the cement walk in the Eastern Gardens starting from the Bathing-place, to about mid-way of that walk would be the best.