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March 1922

Isle of Wight Observer:

Mar 4th 1922:  GENEROUS DONATION – The third donation by General FETHERSTONHAUGH C.B. of £100 to the All Saints’ War Memorials is acknowledged by the Vicar who states that the most sincere thanks of the Committee and the whole parish are due to that gentleman for his outstanding generosity.

Mar 4th 1922:  ROYALTY – The close connection with Royalty was not much evident on Tuesday so far as outward appearance went.  The Pier ran up a few flags and the R.V.Y.C. recognised the event whilst the flag staff on the Eastern green, late the property of the Coastguards which has been given to the town, was fully flagged.

Mar 4th 1922:  I.O.G.T. – The District Lodge held their quarterly meeting on Wednesday, at Mount House Hall.  Lunch was partaken of at the Victoria Dining Saloon, High Street.  At the end of the afternoon session, tea was served in the hall and in the evening a musical programme was carried out.

Mar 4th 1922:  RAILWAY CLERKS – The ninth annual dinner in connection with the clerks of the Joint Railway Company and Ryde carriers was held at Mr. A. J. SHAPLAND’s restaurant Union-street, when the esteemed Proprietor of this establishment was highly praised for the excellent menu he provided.

Mar 11th 1922:  FIRE AT ENGINE SHED – A fire was reported on Monday evening to have occurred in the engine cleaning room of St. John’s Road station through some wood which had been left in the smoke box of a locomotive becoming ignited which caught the roof.  The Fire Brigade attended and water being obtained from the company’s well the flames were soon extinguished before much damage was done.

Mar 11th 1922:  POSTMASTER’S RETIREMENT – After 49 years in the postal service Mr. J. B. GADD, Postmaster at Ryde, a position he had held since May 1915, has retired and to mark their esteem and respect a presentation was made by members of the postal district consisting of a beautiful silver-plated tea and coffee set.  Mr. Leo BRIND, the assistant superintendent made the presentation.

Mar 11th 1922:  NEW COMPANY – BRIGHTON and ROGERS & Co. Limited. Registered 3 March 1922, of 322 Monkton Street, Ryde.  To acquire and carry on the business of wholesale grocers, manufacturers, manufacturing and distributing confectioners, tobacconists, general dealers and provision merchants.

Mar 11th 1922:  DAMAGE IN THE GALE – A heavy north-westerly gale, accompanied by torrential rain occurred in the early hours of Wednesday morning and created considerable havoc and damage in the district.  A huge limb of a tree near the entrance to Sir Hugh DALY’S residence in Spencer Road knocked down and smashed a lamp post near the pond.  Slates from roofs and chimney pots were strewn in various parts.

Mar 11th 1922:  JUVENILE CRIME – The Mayor (Alderman A. ANDREWS, J.P.) attended a conference when a discussion took place on juvenile crime and the means of alleviating it.  Chief Inspector of Reformatory and Industrial Schools said that today there was nothing like the same number of children brought before the courts as in 1917, but the delinquencies were of a more serious type.

Mar 18th 1922:  BUILDING PLANS – Plans approved at Tuesday’s meeting of the Council: Proposed external staircase at Percy Lodge, The Strand for Mrs. E, M. CRANE; covering in of stable-yard at East-street, by Mr. E. WARD; bungalow in Partlands-avenue for Mr. A. WELLESLEY-HILL; and dwelling-house in Ratcliffe-avenue for Mr. H. F. DALLIMORE.

Mar 18th 1922:  ON DIT – Ladies are generally to be seen in the front row of the gallery of the Ryde Council Chamber, but like junior members of the fraternity they should be seen and not heard.  The Mayor had to remind one of this on Tuesday when she ejaculated a remark to one of the members.