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November 1923

Isle of Wight County Press:

Nov 3rd 1923:  SAND COMPETITION – Among the additional attractions which will be held next season, under the auspices of the Borough Amusements Committee, will be sand competitions for children.  A series of whist drives and dances are to be run by Mr. WILLIAMS, T.C., to inaugurate a sand competition fund.  It will be remembered that very successful sand competitions were organised some years ago, when the late Ald. MILLWARD was mayor.

Nov 3rd 1923:  THEATRE ROYAL – The film version of Mrs. Elinor GLYN’s well-known novel “Beyond the rocks” will be presented at the Theatre Royal on Monday.  The picture gives full effect to an attractive moral story.

Nov 3rd 1923:  ARMISTICE-DAY SERVICE – At the Town-hall, in addition to the Mayor and Corporation, will be attended by representatives of friendly societies and the British Legion.

Nov 10th 1923:  ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH – Tomorrow will be the last Sunday of the Rev. W. F. J. HANBURY’s vicariate of this church after 34 years-service.  The churchwardens have issued an appeal in order to assist the Vicar to meet the cost of the Vicarage repairs.

Nov 10th 1923:  NOMADS HOCKEY CLUB – On Saturday the Nomads played the hockey team of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Parkhurst), and won by 11 to 1.

Nov 10th 1923:  PARISH CHURCH CHOIR – were entertained to supper at the Colonnade Restaurant on Monday.  About 50, including the Vicar (the Rev. H. Le FLEMING) and the other parochial clergy, enjoyed a capital meal, and a well-arranged musical programme. Good wishes were expressed for the happiness and success of the Rev. H. Le FLEMING in his new sphere of work at Southampton.

Nov 17th 1923:  EDUCATION – Ryde Grammar School, Boarding and Day School for Boys.  Sound Modern Public School Education with complete preparation for the Universities, Professional and Commercial life.  For illustrated prospectus apply Headmaster. Telephone: Ryde 223.

Nov 17th 1923:  ELECTION – There was an assemblage of about 1000 at the Ryde Town-hall on Thursday.  Gen. FETHERSTONHAUGH, C.B. presided, and read a letter from Colonel VEASEY, stating that his doctor refused to allow him to come out that evening, and assuring Capt. MACDONALD that he would do all he possibly could to help secure his return, as he was the very kind of man we wanted in Parliament… more about Gen. Fetherstonhaugh here

Nov 24th 1923:  RYDE POSTAL WORKERS – placed a wreath on the Memorial in the General Post-office on Armistice-day.

Nov 24th 1923:  LIBERALS AT WHIST – The Liberal Association held a whist drive at the Town-hall on Monday.  About a hundred took part.  Mr. SKIPWORTH HOCKNEY presented the prizes, and Mr. D. SUTTON was M.C… more about Mr Skipworth Hockney here

Nov 24th 1923:  REMOVAL – Dr. J. D. DAVIES has moved from Belmont, George-street, to Saxonbury, West-street.

Nov 24th 1923:  ST. MARY’S CONCERT – A capital programme was presented at the Foresters’-hall on Thursday week.  The electric lighting effects were in the hands of Mr. WYATT.  The effort was in aid of the Portsmouth Cathedral Fund.