NEWS TRANSCRIPTS 1900's (listed in date order)

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IW County Press 06/01/1900 - Parting Gift
Trooper F.DENHAM has been presented with a handsome briar-pipe, silver-mounted and engraved, by the Newport Volunteer Fire-Brigade, of which he was a member, on the occasion of his approaching departure for the seat of war with the Island contingent of the Imperial Yeomanry.

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IW County Press 14/06/1902 - County Petty Sessions
Frederick F. Ewens, labourer of Pound-lane, Ventnor, was charged with persistent cruelty to his wife, Ellen Ewens, who asked for a separation and maintenance order. -- Complainant said that on the previous Sunday night defendant knocked her about and she had to protect herself as best she could. He had assaulted her on several occasions and she had been obliged to leave him. She had two children under 16. She went out to work for a living. She did not know what her husband earned. He was formerly guard on a coach, but now did anything. He often threatened her......

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IW County Press 14/06/1902 - County Petty Sessions
John Jelley, a postman, of Shanklin, was charged with persistent cruelty to his wife, Alice Jelley, who asked for a separation and maintenance order. -- Complainant said she had been married to defendant for 18 years and until some eight months ago had lived at Redhill. She had had nothing but trouble since she was married. Soon after she was married defendant kicked her downstairs and about 14 years ago broke her nose. Three months before they left Redhill they had a little argument and because she did not agree with him he struck her three blows in the eye. Three times recently he had assaulted her......

IW County Press 21/03/1903
- Presentation, Ryde
Mr W. H. Griffin has been presented with a silver-mounted pipe by the members of the Ryde Fire Brigade on resigning after 12 years membership.


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IW County Press 21/03/1903 - Presentation to a postman, Ryde
On Monday morning, at the Post-office, Mr Joseph Coyne was presented with a timepiece from his comrades on the occasion of his retirement from the service on reaching the age limit. Senior Postman Attrill made the presentation.

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IW County Press 13/06/1903 - General Purposes Committee Report
Read a letter from the Steam Roller Driver, C.Sheath, asking for an increase in his wages. The committee recommended that his wages be increased from 30s. to 33s. weekly.

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IW County Press 13/06/1903 - Colonial Appointment
Mr George Bright, chief clerk at the Ryde Post-office, has accepted an appointment under the Transvaal Government, with the addition of a junior clerkship for his son. Mr Bright's period of service in Ryde has been a long one, extending over 26 years and for the past 17 years he has held the post of chief clerk.......

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IW County Press 05/05/1906 - Leaving the Island
Mr Ernest Dudley Croucher, the fourth son of Capt F.J.Croucher, today sails for Canada, where he will take up the farming occupation.

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IW County Press 08/09/1906 - Birthday
Mr John Stainer of Ryde district, who is believed to be the only survivor of the battle of Navarino 79 years ago, celebrated his 99th birthday on Thursday.

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IW County Press 08/09/1906 - Golden Wedding
The "Argus" of Melbourne, Australia, announces the golden wedding celebration on July 28th, of Mr & Mrs Mercer, the latter of whom is the youngest daughter of the late Mr Stephen Day of Ventnor.

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