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Ryde Happenings 1906, from IW Times and Hampshire Gazette


Snippets from IW Times & Hampshire Gazette, and IW County Press from 1906


IW Times & Hampshire Gazette: Aug 2nd, 1906: At a sale by auction in London on Thursday, the Victoria Cross medals and badge and Legion of Honour, awarded to the late Mr. W. T. RICKARD, realised £80, the purchaser being Canon VALBY of Winchester. Aug 9th 1906: On Thursday a bazaar and garden fete was


Isle of Wight Observer:- Nov 8th 1862: FREE HARMONIC – The proprietor of the Royal Eagle Hotel devotes his billiard room on Wednesday evenings to the cause of harmony. The excellent singing of Mr. MACHIN was well received and vociferously applauded by those present. Mr. SALTER accompanied on the pianoforte with his accustomed skill and


Hampshire Telegraph – Agent Mr. THURLOW May 3rd 1871:  POLICE COURT – On Monday Henry STEWART, baker, High-street, was charged with selling bread otherwise than by weight.  Elizabeth SILVESTER, wife of a Police constable, stated that on Friday afternoon she went to defendant’s shop and purchased a stale loaf.  Defendant did not weigh it.  Mr.


Hampshire Telegraph – Agent at Ryde Mr THURLOW Apr 1st 1871:  SCHOOL BOARD – A letter from the Education Department, which stated that the results of the next census for the district would be placed at the disposal of the board, if they wished to ascertain the correct number of children, but the sum of


Hampshire Telegraph – Agent at Ryde Mr THURLOW Mar 4th 1871:  FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE – We are sorry to hear that this disease has again appeared in our neighbourhood.  Mr. James BRADING of Briddlesford, Haven Street, has had his entire herd of cattle down with distemper; and Mr. James JEFFERY, of Bembridge, has two


Isle of Wight Times: Feb 2nd 1871:  QUEENSLAND – There appears to be a very large demand in this colony for the various classes of female domestic servants and some other classes of labour.  The Brisbane Charter of November 1870 says; Married couples, without incumbrance have been engaged during the month at from £55 to