Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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October 1922

Isle of Wight Observer:

Oct 7th 1922:  ASHEY HARVEST FESTIVAL – At the recent harvest thanksgiving at Ashey Church, Dr KLEIN kindly officiated and the collection for the Farmers’ Benevolent Society amounted to £1 3s 2d.

Oct 7th 1922:  WHIST DRIVE – Attention is drawn to a grand whist drive which will take place at the Salon’ The Arcade, on Wednesday next, the 11th, at 8pm. When the top prize will be £2 and three mystery prizes.  The admission is 2s and early application should be made for tickets.  This is in addition to dances on Thursday and Saturday evenings, under the direction of Mrs ROLPH.

Oct 7th 1922:  POSTAGE – The reduction of the postage on picture postcards from 1½d. to 1d. and in the case of five-word “phrases of courtesy” to a halfpenny was appreciated by our visitors during the summer, but at the same time they found it difficult to discriminate between phrases of courtesy and convention and ordinary phrases, and postmasters themselves were constantly surcharging picture postcards which contained the correct phraseology and which entitled them to the halfpenny rate.

Oct 7th 1922:  AU REVOIR TO “TWINKLE” – A record house of the season bade “Au Revoir” to Mr. Clarkson ROSE’s “Twinkle” Concert party at the Pier Pavilion on Saturday evening.  Every available inch of space was occupied, the audience numbering about 900, and many were unable to obtain admission.

Oct 7th 1922:  WAR MEMORIAL – On Monday last H.R.H. the Princess Beatrice, the Royal Governor of the Island, in accordance with her expressed wish, made an informal visit to the Town Hall, Ryde, to inspect the War Memorial Tablet.  She travelled direct from Carisbrooke Castle by motor car.

Oct 7th 1922:  ZENANA MISSIONS – The annual sale of work on behalf of the Ryde association of the Zenana Bible and Medical Mission was opened at Garfield Hall, Victoria Street on Thursday afternoon in the presence of a good company of ladies.

Oct 14th 1922:  BATHS – Hot sea baths would be a great boon to a good man including invalids and although the previous experiment may not have been altogether satisfactory the circumstances now are quite different and no-one would surely object to stepping down to the Eastern Esplanade for a cheap bath.  It is well-known that a large number of houses in Ryde are without this necessary adjunct.

Oct 21st 1922:  PORTRAITS – A children’s portrait exhibition organised by Messrs. BARRIE and MULLINS, Union~Street, is to be opened next week, and likely to prove very interesting.

Oct 21st 1922:  IDLENESS – If a man bred enough, he could live on the family in idleness.  Some men married widows with large families because then they could get 50s, a week for doing nothing.  It is industry that may assume great proportions evidently.

Oct 21st 1922:  URGENT NEED – Voluntary helpers are urgently required by the Blinded Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Care and After-Care Committees in connection with the St. Dunstan’s Carol League’s forthcoming special Christmas and New Year Appeal in aid of the men who were blinded in the War and those who are now going blind as a result of wounds received in action.

Oct 21st 1922:  PICTURE HOUSE – Under its new management and fresh surroundings, the cosy and comfortable resort that used to be known as the Ryde Cinema, has taken quite a fresh lease of life and has been very highly spoken of by both its old and new patrons. It is the aim of the new management to leave nothing undone to give a good, attractive entertainment at a popular price.

Oct 28th 1922:  HEADLIGHTS – Ryde motorists seem to vie with one another in a childish desire to procure the most glaring headlights.  During the war this practice was put down with a heavy hand, but now there seems to be no limit to their brilliancy.