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September 1923

Isle of Wight County Press:

Sept 1st 1923:  THE TOWN ASSET – A number of complaints have been made this week, relative to the closing of the Eastern Esplanade Gardens on the occasion of the regatta and firework display.  After all, it is far better for visitors and residents alike to pay a nominal charge than the residents should be called upon to bear the whole cost in the form of voluntary subscriptions, either before or after the event.

Sept 1st 1923:  THE RYDE GRAMMAR-SCHOOL – The Old Boys’ Association in connection with this school continues to prosper.  Mr. H. BARRITT, of Rothesay, Melville-street, is the hon. Secretary.

Sept 1st 1923:  DOG FANCIERS’ SUCCESSES – Miss Ena HASKARD, who won second prize in the novice class and reserve in three other classes at her first attempt as an exhibitor with her fox terrier Blaguard, is stated to be the youngest member of the I.W. and District Canine Association.

Sept 1st 1923:  OUTRUNS DISCRETION – A young newsvendor was running round the corner at the junction of Pier-street and Union-street on Monday evening with a fresh batch of papers when he was knocked down by a cyclist.  After treatment he was allowed to go home.

Sept 1st 1923:  GALA NIGHT – Friday’s gala night was a great success in every sense of the term.  The Royal Naval Bluejacket band played selections round the town, and later provided music for the dance programme. The confetti battle was again very popular, and the fireworks were decidedly up-to-date.

Sept 8th 1923:  WINDOWS BROKEN – In trying to avoid the Submarine Cadets, who were returning from Partlands on Thursday evening, a Vectis bus struck the iron framework of a shop awning in High-street.  Two windows of the bus were broken, and glass fell on some of the passengers, but nobody was injured.

Sept 8th 1923:  GOLDEN WEDDING – Congratulatory messages from all over the Island have been received by Mr. and Mrs. John MARSHALL, of 80 Monkton-street, who on Monday celebrated the 50th anniversary of their wedding.  Mr. MARSHALL is now in his 70th year, his wife being three years younger. Mr. MARSHALL was formerly in the Metropolitan Police, and retired after 25 years’ service. More about Mr Marshall here

Sept 8th 1923:  SUNDAY CONCERTS – by the Municipal Orchestra in the Town-hall are much appreciated, and last Sunday’s performance was well patronised. Miss Betty BOWEN, whose beautiful soprano voice has been a feature of these concerts, has promised to sing again tomorrow (Sunday) when the orchestra takes the benefit.

Sept 8th 1923:  J.P.’S FINE RECORD – Mr. G. H. HARRISON, J.P., presiding at the County Police Court on Tuesday, dealt with four youths for riding bicycles in a dangerous manner.  Mr. HARRISON is also a county magistrate for Middlesex.

Sept 15th 1923:  DINNER-TIME OVERSIGHT – Arthur W. R. MOREY, Ryde, was summoned for having no lights on a motorcar.  PC PULLINGER said that at 9pm on Saturday September 1st he saw a car outside the Esplanade Hotel without lights.  Defendant said he was sorry, but he thought it was alright as it was near a street lamp, and it was light when he went into the Hotel to dinner, and dark when he came out. He was fined 8s., or five days.

Sept 22nd 1923:  A STEAMER’S MISHAP – Passengers on the 2.40pm boat from Portsmouth to Ryde yesterday (Friday) had an unpleasant experience.  The steamer had got alongside the Pier, when one of the warps broke, and a strong wind carried the vessel on to the sands off the Eastern Esplanade. Nearly two hours later the tide rose sufficiently for the vessel to put back alongside the Pier, and the passengers were safely landed.