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June 1922

Isle of Wight Observer:

Jun 3rd 1922:  CAPTURE – Despite the general opinion that Arthur CONMY, the escaped convict from Parkhurst prison, had reached the mainland, the Ryde police under Inspector HAWKINS had the gratification of being rewarded for their watchfulness and perseverance by re-capturing him in the attic of a large empty house “Northfield,” George-street, on Sunday afternoon about 5.30pm. amid such a scene of excitement as had never been witnessed in Ryde.

Jun 3rd 1922:  PIER WORKS COMPLETED – After considerable delay, the contractors have practically finished their work driving piles, etc., at the Pierhead, and much better accommodation is now given for steamboats.  As a farewell to those who have been engaged on the contract a dance was given at Mount House Hall, George-street, on Friday evening.

Jun 3rd 1922:  SUMMER BAND – It is stated that Mr Peter ROSS will be the conductor of the band in the Parade Tea Gardens, etc., during the season but the orchestra is controlled by the Island Trust and Development Co.

Jun 3rd 1922:  CHILDREN’S SPORTS – It has been decided by the Ryde Sports Club that Thursday August 31st is to be the date for the annual afternoon Children’s sports and evening fancy dress fete, confetti battle and fair, to be held at Partlands.  Mr H. C. FOWLER, T.C. with a strong assisting Committee is working to make this annual fixture a still more fun producing and interesting attraction to the town.

Jun 3rd 1922:  THE “ALBION” INN – At a meeting of the Hampshire Licensing Committee, the license for consideration in Ryde, of the “Albion Inn,” Newport-street, the owners of which were Messrs Mew Langton & Co., the tenant Thomas William WHITTER.  It was stated that the house was in a back street, and not necessary for the wants of the district.  The license was refused.

Jun 10th 1922:  VISIT OF CHINESE BOYS – Ten Chinese boys eight of whom are totally blind are going round the country holding meetings at which they play a brass band and sing both in Chinese and English.  They are sent by the Church Missionary Society and will hold meetings at the Town Hall on Saturday afternoon and evening, July 1st and attend St. James’s Church the Sunday following.

Jun 10th 1922:  WHITSUN AT RYDE – Generally speaking as far as the weather was concerned and the hosts of people coming into the town it was a record Whitsun in Ryde especially on Monday when the town was invaded by some 7,000 trippers by boat from the mainland.  The deck chairs placed along the Eastern Esplanade on Sunday were taken full advantage of with the added pleasure of a cup of tea or other light refreshments in the Parade Tea Gardens.

Jun 17th 1922:  BEAN FEAST PARTIES – Over 60 employees of the L. and S. W. Railway Co., at Eastleigh, favoured the Island with a visit on Saturday, when they spent a most enjoyable time.  A meat tea was provided for them at the Albany Restaurant, by Host SHARP, who is also catering next Monday, for a big butchers party from Newbury.

Jun 17th 1922:  WORKSHOP INSPECTIONS – During the past month twelve workshop premises have been inspected and except in four instances where non-compliance with the Factory and Workshops Acts or defects in the sanitary arrangements were found were being remedied, the premises were found to be in a satisfactory condition.

Jun 24th 1922:  GOLDSMITH’S TEA – On Wednesday in last week, the members of the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Association who were attending the conference in Southsea, came over to Ryde to the number of about 150 and had tea in the Mead Lawn Tennis grounds, Church Lane, the catering being entrusted to Mr F. BETI who gave every satisfaction.  The weather was showery nevertheless an enjoyable time was spent.  The local arrangements were carried out by Ald. W. E. WEEKS.