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September 1924

Isle of Wight County Press:

Sep 6th 1924:  BIRD INCREASE – Correspondence, which opened in our columns last week by Mr. A. J. PHILPOT on the rarity of “woodpeckers” in the Island, seems to have established the interesting point that in comparatively recent years these birds have considerable increased in numbers in our midst.  The woodpecker is now by no means uncommon here.

Sep 6th 1924:  UNEMPLOYMENT – There were 40 more men in the Island registered as unemployed this week.  In Ryde there are 128, which is an increase of 26.

Sep 6th 1924:  RYDE ROYAL REGATTA – In spite of a strong wind, threats of rain, and a choppy sea, Ryde Royal regatta on Thursday proved to be one of the most successful aquatic festivals held in the Wight.  The main streets of the town were gaily decorated, and the delightful gardens had a liberal display of bunting.

Sep 13th 1924:  FOOLISH PRACTICE – Unnecessary alarm was caused to several people—particularly to ladies—by the foolish “stunts” performed over the Pier by the occupant of a low-flying aeroplane on Monday.  Several times the machine only just cleared the lamp standards on the Pier, and more than once it appeared to the spectators that a dangerous “crash” was about to occur.  This reckless showing-off by aviators is greatly to be deplored.

Sep 13th 1924:  IMPROVED LIGHTING – It will be welcome news to all in Ryde that the local authority have at last decided to bring the street lighting up to pre-war efficiency by lighting all public columns that have not been lighted.

Sep 13th 1924:  QUALITY STREET – The production of Sir J. M. BARRIE’s well-known play “Quality Street,” at the Theatre Royal on Monday attracted large houses, both in the afternoons and evening.  Mr. Bannister HOWARD is to be congratulated upon the reception that his productions have met with in Ryde during the present season.

Sep 20th 1924:  1ST RYDE SCOUTS – Excellent concerts, organised by Miss Noreen KENNEDY, were held at the Town-hall on Thursday, the proceeds being for the funds of the 1st Ryde Troup of Boy Scouts.  Miss WEALTHY arranged the capital programme and accompanied the majority of the vocalists.  Special mention should be made of Scout MUMFORD, who has a very fine treble voice, and the Misses RUMSEY, whose dancing was a feature of the programmes.

Sep 20th 1924:  ROWING TROPHIES – During the season the Ryde Rowing Club have won the following cups: Holloway cup, Ryde Royal Regatta cup, Senior cup, and Douglas Hall cup.

Sep 20th 1924:  ADVERT – Miss Maureen SCOTT (pupil of Madame Lydia KYASHT} will hold Children’s Classes, in Operatic and Ball-room Dancing, in the Isle of Wight.  Private lessons by arrangement. Ballets arranged.  Special terms to Schools.  Terms, etc., Apply St. Mark’s Lodge, New Barnet, Herts.

Sep 20th 1924:  ASHEY RACES – The Autumn races will take place at Ashey on Wednesday and Thursday next, and a good meeting is anticipated.  Since the last meeting the parade ring for horses in the paddock has been enlarged, and a new refreshment bar has been arranged for members of the County Stand.  We are informed that the booking for the horse boxes is very satisfactory.

Sep 20th 1924:  LIEUT.-COLONEL C. B. CRISP, O.B.E., J.P. – so well-known in the Association football world, has accepted the Mayoralty of Lewes Borough Council for the second year in succession.  He was formerly head-master of the Upper Grade-school, Ryde, and secretary and captain of the local football club.

Sept 27th 1924:  ADVERT – Having acquired additional premises, a Maternity Home will be opened on October 25 next, by the Westwood Nursing Home at 22 Argyll Street, Ryde.  Certified Nurses sent out. Fees Moderate. Cases now being booked. Sister E. GENTLE, S.R.N. phone 363.