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March 1965

Isle of Wight Times:-

Mar 4th 1965: SWIMMING POOL – As part of their efforts to raise funds for a learners’ swimming pool, the Parent-Teachers’ Association at St. John’s County Junior School, Ryde, held a successful social at the school on Thursday. Music was supplied by Ken PETERS and his band.

Mar 11th 1965: GOVERNOR – Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 64, Chief of Defence Staff, is to be Governor of the Isle of Wight, it was announced from 10 Downing Street. He will succeed the Duke of Wellington on July 16.

Mar 11th 1965: TROUBLED WATERS -Threats to the sport of angling in the Island, and the efforts to guard against them were referred to on Saturday at the annual dinner of the I.W. Angling Society. Even the sea is becoming over-fished, and every year we see extra stretches of beach bought up and prohibited to the ordinary angler.

Mar 11th 1965: DERAILED – Two railway lines at Ryde Pier-head Station were blocked for more than three hours late on Sunday night after a coach jumped the rails. The offending carriage was righted soon after midnight.

Mar 18th 1965: DIY ADVICE – We like the notice that was in a Ryde television repair shop this week. It read: “Do it yourself—then bring it to us.”

Mar 18th 1965: MINSTRELS – Larry GORDON, choreographer of television’s “Black and White Minstrel Show,” visiting the Island to make arrangements for the old time music hall at the Esplanade Pavilion, examined designs by Miss Ann GREAVES, 17, who lives at Pellhurst-road. Without hesitation he chose a design and hopes to feature Ann in a TV programme in the near future. Art is her hobby.

Mar 18th 1965: COLD CREAM – Only one class—that for ladies studying beauty culture, was missing when Ryde Evening Institute staged an exhibition on Tuesday evening. It wasn’t a case of too much vanishing cream, it was explained that some of the girls were too shy to put on a display. Not Cold Cream–Just Cold Feet.

Mar 18th 1965: QUIETER – When Hovertransport Ltd., operated an experimental passenger service between Appley Beach and Eastney last year, there were so many complaints of noise at the Island terminus. A noticeably quieter S.R.N.5 went through its paces to the east of the pier yesterday morning. The council will consider the application for Hovertransport to operate a service this summer.

Mar 18th 1965: TRAVEL – Aboard a junk this morning somewhere in the Gulf of Siam are two young Ryde men travelling round the world. They are Mr. Melvyn KNIVETT of the Terminus Hotel, and Mr. John SIVELL of Ringwood-road, Binstead..

Mar 18th 1965: MEMORIAL – The Royal George Memorial Appeal at Ryde is going strong. Already about £60 of the £100 target figure has been achieved.

Mar 25th 1965: PRESENTATION – Although Mr. Stanley Alexander RUSSELL, of Mayfield-road, goes into retirement this week after 45 years’ service in the Post Office, he will not let the grass grow under his feet. He takes with him a gift subscribed to by every employee in the Ryde postal area—a motorised lawn mower.

Mar 25th 1965: APPEAL – Praise for efforts being made all over the Island to raise £8,000 for extensions to the Home for the Deaf, at Easthill, Ashey-road, Ryde, was forthcoming on Tuesday.