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March 1971

Isle of Wight County Press:

Mar 6th 1971:  COXWAIN’S ADVICE – On Saturday the I.W. Angling Club held their annual dinner-dance at the Oasis Ballroom at Ryde, when a large collection of trophies was on show.  Mr. Peter SMITH, coxswain of Bembridge lifeboat, was principal guest and speaker.  He referred to the three or four times that his lifeboat had been called out last year to deal with anglers in trouble and he offered members the advice that whenever they go to sea, they should always tell someone when they are likely to return and where they are going.

Mar 6th 1971:  RETIREMENT – Mr. Wilfred BUSHELL, workshop supervisor of the motor transport section of Ryde Post Office, retired at the weekend and was presented with the Imperial Service Medal by Mr. P. S. HEAVAN, regional motor transport officer.

Mar 6th 1971:  UNIQUE FLORAL OCCASION – Two hundred and seventy members from the six I.W. Flower Clubs, gathered at the Royal York Hotel, Ryde, on Wednesday, to see a demonstration of floral arrangements by Mr. George SMITH, of Halifax, a leading national judge and demonstrator who is known throughout Great Britain and overseas.  Mr. SMITH, who delighted his audience with many superb arrangements, kept them entertained for two hours, providing several new ideas.

Mar 13th 1971:  RYDE FIRM REORGANISATION – Howard Flint, a subsidiary of Irvin Air Chute of Great Britain, has been involved in full integration with the main company. The Howard Flint Division based at Ryde, is the leading supplier in the U.K. of flying clothing and are designers and manufacturers of a range of sportswear with the brand name “Flintwear,” which is sold through leading retailers.

Mar 13th 1971:  SUMMER CHAIRS – Mr. K. L. HEATH (town clerk) told members of the Housing Committee on Tuesday that the Trades Council’s appeal to provide the public seat had been so well supported that there was money left over.  The Town Council were using this to buy six summer chairs for the Easthill Home for the Deaf, Ryde.

Mar 20th 1971:  TOWNSWOMENS GUILD – At a Ryde evening Mr. D. GORDON, gave an interesting and humorous talk entitled “Recollections of a Guardsman.”  This covered his experiences, ranging from joining as a recruit to serving on “Public duties” which brought him into contact with the Royal Family and their staff.  The monthly competition for home-made sweets was won by Miss THIRKELL.

Mar 20th 1971:  HOUSE FULL – It would appear to be another case of “House full” for the Dunford Orchestra’s spring concert at Ryde tonight.  An all-British programme includes the little-heard Oboe Concerto by Arnold COOKE, played by the world-famous oboist Leon GOOSSENS.  This time the orchestra consists of strings only.  Charles SHAW, who plans and conducts the Dunford concerts, always includes a proportion of modern music.

Mar 20th 1971:  PERSONALITY – After rumours that he might be joining the I.T.V. network, it was reported this week that Mr. Cliff MICHELMORE, the Island-born television personality, might free-lance after his contract with the B.B.C. ends in June.  The corporation has offered him another three-year contract, but has made no promises about programmes.

Mar 20th 1971:  NOTICE – Proposed development at the Colonnade, Lind Street, Ryde.  Notice is hereby given that application is being made to the Isle of Wight County Council by Aspen Developments Ltd., London, for planning permission in respect of a club and dance floor.

Mar 27th 1971:  NO LIGHTS – At the Magistrates’ Courts, six Ryde motorists were each fined £2 for causing motor vehicles to be on a road without lights, and another was fined £20 for using a motor vehicle without insurance.