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November 1906

RYDE SNIPPETS NOVEMBER 1906 (100 years ago)

RYDE SNIPPETS NOVEMBER 1906 (100 years ago)

Isle of Wight Observer

Nov 8th 1906: ALMS HOUSES – Candidates for the vacant Brigstocke almshouses, who must be spinsters or widows over 50 years of age, are invited to apply to the Vicar of Holy Trinity Church before November 8th.

Nov 10th 1906: ACCIDENT – The Esplanade was the scene of two carriage accidents on Saturday afternoon last, the second of which resulting in considerable damage to a bus belonging to Mr. H. PAUL, postmaster of Bennet-street.

Nov 24th 1906: GUNPOWDER PLOT – The annual celebration of this absurd affair came off as usual on the 5th. Miserable effiges adorned with tobacco pipes and provided with lucifer matches were carried over the town, with the old bawling of “Remember, Remember, the 5th of November”.

Isle of Wight Times & Hampshire Gazette

Nov 8th 1906: SHOW AT RYDE – A very excellent show of Chrysanthemums and fruit was opened at the Ryde Town Hall on Thursday afternoon, by the Mayor (Mr. F. W. RANDALL), who was accompanied by the Mayoress, and was wearing his chain of office.

Nov 8th 1906: PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN – Women have entered into most of the games and contests once considered the sole perogative of man. They are frequently seen at swimming matches, fencing bouts, athletic sports, and all the other outdoor games. Billiards they have always played at private tables, although it was never expected that they would take seriously to the game.

Nov 8th 1906: JUMBLE SALE – A jumble sale was held at the Holy Trinity Parish-room on Wednesday, under the charge of Miss CORRIE. Among those assisting were Mesdames A. G. PURNELL, E. C. GOBLE, E. G. STROUD, CAMERON and JACKSON and the Misses LANGDON, BARRY, ADAMS, DOWNER, M. FREEMAN, H. PILKINGTON and WADE. The sale raised £6.19s.

Nov 8th 1906: BOROUGH POLICE COURT – Charles Darrell Thomas FRANCIS. 19, poultry keeper, of Wethersell Lodge, Pellhurst-road, was brought up on a warrant charged with threatening to shoot his mother, Emily Ann FRANCIS, on 31st Oct. He was bound over on a sum of £20 for six months, not to molest or annoy his parents in any way.

Nov 15th 1906: RAILWAYS – Councillor DENNY moved that it was not desirable to take any action on the letter of the Ventnor Council as to the suggested municipalisation of Island Railways.

Nov 15th 1906: COLONIAL BISHOP – It is announced that the Rev. W. M. CAMERON, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Ryde, is to be Coadjutor Bishop of Capetown and it is expected he will leave Ryde early in the New Year. The rev. gentleman has previously laboured in South Africa.

Nov 15th 1906: CORPORATION AT CHURCH – On Sunday the Mayor (Alderman A. J. COOMBES), with most of the members of the Ryde Corporation and the Borough officials, attended divine service at All Saints’ Church. The Fire Brigade, under Supt. SAPSWORTH, and the Borough Police, under Chief Constable GREENSTREET, were in evidence. The Volunteers were also present, with the Adjutant (Capt. KELLER), and Lieut. VINCENT in command.

Nov 23rd 1906: PRESENTATION – At the George-street Baptist Church the Pastor, Rev. E. Bruce PEARSON, presented Mr. E. SEARLE of Monkton-street, with the Royal Humane Society’s vellum certificate for saving the life of a girl on the Ryde foreshore. The girl was sinking for the 3rd time when Mr. SEARLE proceeded to her assistance.