Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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March 1962

Isle of Wight Times

Mar 15th 1962: CHARITY DANCE – More than 130 revellers attended a successful buffet dance held at the Hotel Ryde Castle in aid of the Southern Railway Children’s Home at Woking. The event is organised annually by a committee of local railwaymen.

Mar 15th 1962: PORTABLE RADIOS – Cllr. Frank SEARLE said transistor radios were already a serious nuisance. The sooner the Council approved a recommendation that a bye-law be submitted for approval to the Secretary of State restricting the use of portable radios, the better.

Mar 15th 1962: RED CROSS – The British Red Cross Society Ward Cup competition for first aid, home nursing and mothercraft was won by the Ryde Cadet Unit for the fifth consecutive year. Team members were Elizabeth BRIDLE (team leader), Janet STOREY, Janet CADE, Hazel BENNETT, Marilyn RAYNER and Wendy SMITH.

Mar 15th 1962: SO MUCH A HEAD – Ryde’s sea front patrol inspectors will not be getting new uniforms this season, but they will be provided with new caps; an inspection has shown that only the caps need replacing.

Mar 15th 1962: FERRY – The Island ferry ‘Medina’ has been bought by a Gibraltar firm for tendering liners passing Gibraltar.

Mar 15th 1962: TAKE OVER – Hayward Avenue, Ryde, is to be taken over by the Council–after 28 frontages pay for the road, at present private, to be made up at a cost of £1,422. It will then be maintained at public expense.

Mar 22nd 1962: HEARING AIDS – An unusual exhibition at Ryde Town Hall on Friday, Saturday and Monday under the auspices of the Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists, which was founded in 1954. Its aim is to promote study of the science of acoustics with particular regard to the alleviation of deafness, and on show was a wide variety of specialised hearing aids from many countries.

Mar 22nd 1962: CINE SOCIETY – The Isle of Wight Amateur Cine Society held its last branch meeting of the winter session in Ryde at the Royal York Hotel last week when Mr. F. G. PRITCHARD, president, presided over an attendance of about 80 for a series of films made by members.

Mar 22nd 1962: YOUNG PEOPLE’S PAPER – In addition to its regular edition of a magazine devoted to church news, Ryde Congregational Church this week introduced the first of a monthly series of two-page issues for the younger members, which will be entirely run by the young people themselves.

Mar 22nd 1962: REGISTER OFFICE – As “an economy measure” the offices at Ryde and Shanklin for the registration of births and deaths are to be closed on May 1.

Mar 22nd 1962: OFF TO U.S.A. – Ryde hair stylist Paul Wyatt, 22 year-old son of Mr. Jack WYATT, owner of Jack’s Beauty Shop, leaves on “La France” tomorrow to work for a year in the U.S.A. with Vincent of Washington, who has a chain of nearly 20 salons in Washington.