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September 1965

Isle of Wight Times:-

Sept 2nd 1965: MOVE – The Women’s Voluntary Service are moving to their new premises in Newport Street, Ryde, on September 16. After that date all their activities will be under one roof: Offices, Welfare foods, Darby and Joan Club, Luncheon Club, and Clothing Store for those in need; also a chiropodist.

Sept 2nd 1965: CHALLENGE – Mr. Stephen GREEN, youngest son of the Rev. And Mrs. Edgar GREEN, of “Sharston,” Playstreet Lane, was a member of the Branose College, Oxford, team in the I.T.A. programme “University Challenge” last Wednesday.

Sept 9th 1965: MR. PASTRY – Britain’s newest form of sea transport, the 60-knot SRN6 Hovercraft, brought comedian Richard HEARNE, TV’s “Mr. PASTRY,” across the Solent from Southsea on Thursday to open England’s oldest carnival. As Mr. HEARNE, waving a Union Jack, stepped ashore at mid-day, they gave him a rousing cheer.

Sept 9th 1965: SCHOOL OF DANCING – Miss Betty MAJOR, M.I.S.T.D.inc., Ballet, Ballroom, Greek, Stage, Victoriana and Sequence Branches. Autumn Term. Ryde – St. John’s Ambulance Hall, Sept 21st from 2p.m. Enquiries as above or to 9 Newport Road, Lake, Sandown. Tel. 520.

Sept 9th 1965: CRICKET – Ryde’s Vince MOORMAN and Howard DOWNER put on 35 for the first wicket but the score slipped to 51 for five and 73 all out in the face of lively bowling by Harold BARBER and Alan COOPER.

Sept 16th 1965: PROTEST – Ryde Borough Council’s July decision to lease the famous Royal Victoria Yacht Club to a local group for development as a swimming pool and sports centre has brought fierce criticism from the Victorian Society.

Sept 16th 1965: REFUSE – After dropping a new system of refuse collecting which proved unpopular (dustbins being left at front gates after emptying, instead of being returned to the rear of premises) the Public Health Committee is to hold a special meeting.

Sept 16th 1965: BRIGHT DISPLAY – British Railways (I.W.) Horticultural Society held their annual show at Ryde Town Halls yesterday and attracted some 300 entries.

Sept 16th 1965: RELUCTANT – A suggestion by Ryde Borough Council that Bembridge should be absorbed into the borough has stirred up a storm in the village. Parish Councillors at their monthly meeting on Tuesday agreed “fiercely to resist” such a move.

Sept 16th 1965: CARNIVAL – Dear Sir, As recent visitors to Ryde, may we congratulate all those concerned with the lovely carnival procession which we witnesses there. It had to be seen to be believed—in all its splendour and beauty; and I am sure that tremendous thought and hard work had gone into it. We were very impressed by the high standard of the tableaux.

Sept 16th 1965: COFFEE MORNING – All Saints’ Mothers’ Union held a coffee morning at Church House on Wednesday. More than £10 was raised for the “Feed the Minds” campaign.

Sept 16th 1965: BAPTISMS – Eighteen new Jehovah’s Witnesses were baptised at an assembly of Jehovah’s Witnesses held at the Town Hall on Friday.

Sept 30th 1965: SCOUTS – Five hundred Rover Scouts from many parts of England, in addition to representatives from Pakistan, Switzerland, Canada, Singapore and Australia, gathered at Warners Puckpool Holiday Camp, Ryde, at the weekend for the 19th annual I.W. County Rover Moot.