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November 1922

Isle of Wight Observer:

Nov 4th 1922:  ORGAN RECITAL – On Sunday afternoon Mr. R. H. TOOGOOD organist of St. John’s Church, gave an organ recital, a good congregation assembling to listen to the excellent music.  The vocalist was Miss Ivy NAYLOR whose rich contralto voice and pleasing rendering of the songs she had selected was heard with evident enjoyment.

Nov 4th 1922:  RIPE RASPBERRIES – As denoting until quite recently the mildness of the season some fine ripe raspberries have been gathered in the garden of P.C. WARNE, Well-street.

Nov 4th 1922:  HEAD MISTRESS’S RETIREMENT – After 30 years of devoted service as Headmistress of the C. E. Infant School Miss STOKES has placed her resignation in the hands of the managers.  Hundreds of her late pupils who recognise what they owe to Miss STOKES’ faithful and efficient teaching will unite in wishing her many years of happy retirement and rest.

Nov 11th 1922:  ARMISTICE DAY – The inhabitants are asked to observe the most complete suspension of movement and sound from 11 a.m. to 11.2 a.m. on Saturday the 11th, being the anniversary of Armistice Day.  The Mayor, Borough Magistrates and Members of the Council will assemble in the Town Hall at 10.45 a.m., for the purpose of giving an official lead in the matter.

Nov 11th 1922:  HOCKEY CLUB – Mr. S. SMITH presided at the annual meeting of the Nomads Hockey Club, at the Welby Institute, on Wednesday in last week, when the report and balance sheet were presented.  A membership of 31 ladies and 24 gentlemen was reported.  It was decided to award merit badges during the season.

Nov 11th 1922:  SURVEYOR’S PUPILS – The Public Works Committee recommended that the Surveyor’s request be granted for permission to take a third pupil in his office.  The terms of the appointment were that not more than two should be articled at any one time, but by reason of the Surveyor’s new appointment as Engineer one of them would be engaged more or less at the Waterworks.

Nov 18th 1922:  HAYLANDS MANOR – The Haylands Manor Estate on the outskirts of the town, withdrawn at auction in May: the residence and 20 acres is now reported sold to Mr H. B. HILL by Messrs. WALLIS, RIDDETT & Co.

Nov 18th 1922:  MOTOR TRAFFIC – The committee in a report to the Council stated they received in May last a complaint with respect to the increasingly heavy traffic along Queen’s road and to the damage caused to the road and to the houses abutting thereon.

Nov 25th 1922:  PAVILION – By December 1st all the offers of the architects willing to take on the Pavilion job for £300 must be in.  It is hoped there will be nothing to delay matters but we have our “doots.”

Nov 25th 1922:  MUSIC – There seems a general opinion amongst councillors that the town does not get really the best music for the money.  £265 seems a lot of money to pay for what is usually known as a Jazz orchestra, and last year, it was not nearly up to its previous standard.  People who come to Ryde want good music, and they should not be expected to pay for any other kind.

Nov 25th 1922:  ROAD DAMAGE – Not only do heavy vehicles, buses included cause bumps in the road, but they also bump the shop fittings.  A case very near home occurred in Union-street, yesterday.  Special roads it is argued should be constructed for this kind of traffic but there is another side to the question in the fact that many delightful old country lanes are disappearing in the road schemes made by the growth of modern motor traffic.