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November 1914

Isle of Wight County Press:-

Nov 7th 1914: MINIATURE RIFLE CLUB – Col. E. W. CRADOCK, DL., JP., accepted the position of patron, and Mr. J.I. BARTON was elected as president, with eight members representing the working men, for the committee of the new club. Annual subscription was fixed at 2/6d.

Nov 7th 1914: RELIEF – The third of a series of fortnightly concerts in aid of the National Relief Fund was held in the Town Hall on Thursday afternoon. The last of these series will be Nov 19.

Isle of Wight Observer:-

Nov 7th 1914: BOWLING – We are asked to state that the distribution of the challenge cups and prizes in connection with the Ryde Bowling Club, which were won during the season, will take place on Friday evening next at 8 o’clock, at the Town Hall.

Nov 7th 1914: JAM FOR THE SAILORS – It was announced on Friday evening that Miss FORSYTH was collecting pots of jam for distribution among our sailors of the Fleet, and that lady would be glad if those who desired to assist in this direction would send their gifts to her, care of Mr. R. COLENUTT, grocer, Union-street, who would pack the same for their destination.

Nov 7th 1914: RIFLE MATCH – On Thursday evening the Junior Y.M.C.A. Rifle Team entertained and met the Y.M.C.A. Scout Team in a rifle match which resulted in a draw.

Nov 14th 1914: AMBULANCE FUND – In response to Sir John THORNYCROFT’s appeal for funds to provide a motor ambulance for service at the Front, a sum of £235.6s.6d. has already been subscribed.

Nov 14th 1914: EARLY CLOSING – The Chief Constable has issued orders for the closing of all licensed houses in the borough at 9 p.m. forthwith. The same order applies to licensed clubs so far as the serving of drink is concerned. Owing to a soldier being found drunk at the Star Hotel, High-street, the Military Authorities have ordered this house to be closed for one month.

Nov 21st 1914: SERVICE – Mr. Thomas Adam GAWN, who for some 33 years held the position of Customs Officer at Ryde, has been presented, by direction of His Majesty the King, with an Imperial Service medal bearing the inscription, “For Long and Faithful Service”

Nov 21st 1914: SEA WALL – Some considerable damage was done to the sea wall and promenade on Sunday morning by the heavy seas, with the result that some thirty yards or so gave way. The work of repairing the damage was started as soon as the tide would permit.

Nov 21st 1914: SHOOTING MATCH – The return shooting match took place on Thursday evening at the Y.M.C.A. Scout Rooms between the Y.M.C.A. Rifle Club and the Scouts, which resulted in a win for the Scouts by 10 points. Some good scores were made by both teams.

Nov 28th 1914: PRESENTATION – A few personal friends have presented Mr. E. B. HOLT with a staff made of African Oak, with a band of silver suitably inscribed, for use in his capacity as one of the special constables for the borough.

Nov 28th 1914: VOLUNTEERS – About 200 men mustered at the Market Place, Lind-street, on Thursday evening, in order to form a Volunteer Training Corps for Ryde.