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September 1872

Hampshire Advertiser: – Agents the Misses GIBBS, Royal Marine Library, Union-street, Ryde

Sept 7th 1872:  RYDE ROYAL REGATTA – The regatta commenced on Thursday with a variety of races, including a Tub Race for Boys under 16 years of age.  Prizes:  10s and 5s: losers 2s.6d. each. Eight started.

Sept 11th 1872:  RYDE PIER COMPANY – The embankment of the shore land north of the Esplanade, which was delayed in consequence of the contractor being unable to fulfil his contract, is now nearly completed, and the rails laid temporarily upon the Esplanade have been transferred to their permanent position on the embankment, so that the continuous line is now complete.

Sept 11th 1872:  THE LICENSING ACT – On Monday evening the police were again ordered to go round the different public-houses and inform the occupiers that the magistrates intended to enforce the new Act on Tuesday (yesterday) in future, therefore the houses will have to be closed at 11.

Sept 11th 1872:  YACHTING – Mr. DOUGLAS’s yacht Sappho got on shore on Ryde Sands on Saturday afternoon while out for a sail.  She was got off with some difficulty, and on Monday the Emperor Napoleon, the Empress Eugenie, and the Prince Imperial went out for a sail in her, but we believe the crew were compelled to keep the pumps going the whole time.

Sept 14th 1872:  ST. JAMES’S CHURCH – On Sunday two eloquent sermons were preached in this church by the Rev. Octavius WINSLOW, of Brighton, when collections were made towards the expenses of the church.  The amount realised in the morning was £37 18s 3d, and in the evening £23 10s, making a total pf £61 8s 3d.

Sept 14th 1872:  VOLUNTEER RPIZES – Sir William MARTINS has, with his usual liberality, forwarded a cheque for £35 to Capt. Commandant NEWMAN for prizes to be shot for by the Rifle Volunteers.

Sept 14th 1872:  FIRE – About 7 o’clock on Thursday evening Mr. Superintendent BURT’s attention was directed to a fire at Mr. WRIGHT’s Berlin shop in Union-street.  On entering it was found by some disarrangement of the gas, the light things in the window were in flames.  With the assistance of Police constable DOLLERY and others the fire was speedily extinguished.  Unfortunately, a young lady who served in the shop was considerably burnt about the head and face.

Sept 21st 1872:  USELESS BANK NOTE – One of the Ryde tradesmen took a £10 Bank not the other day, but on close investigation he discovered that it consisted of two odd halves, neatly joined.  It is therefore, of no use to him, and we doubt not he would be glad to make an exchange with the person who is similarly situated with the other halves.

Sept 21st 1872:  VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ENTERTAINMENT – A musical entertainment of a very superior class was given at the Townhall on Wednesday evening.  A first-rate programme had been circulated, to which full justice was done.

Sept 21st 1872:  SUNDAY SCHOOL TREAT – The children of the Primitive Methodist Sunday Schools had their annual treat, on Monday afternoon, in a field kindly lent for the occasion by Mr. James BUTLER.

Sept 25th 1872:  NOT A TRAVELLER – George HOOPER, photographer, of Ryde, was summoned under the new Licensing Act for falsely representing himself to be a traveller, and thereby obtaining liquor of Mr. Gad HILL, of the Fleming Arms, Binstead, at a time when the house ought to have been closed.  He gave a false name, and he was afterwards found to be George HOOPER and that he lived at Rodney Cottage, West-street, Ryde.  The Bench fined the defendant 1s 0d, with 7s 6d costs.

Sept 25th 1872:  MARRIAGES – On the 17th inst., at the Register Office, Newport, Isle of Wight, Mr. J. HARVEY to Miss S, ROSE, both of Ryde:  On the 11th inst., at the Independent Chapel, Ryde, Isle of Wight, by the Rev. T. A. BINNS, Mr. Joseph THARNE to Miss R. BARTLETT.