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Looking Back for August 22

Friday, August 22, 2014

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100 Years Ago - August 22, 1914
The centre of the IW County Press’s front page featured a large advertisement from the Lt Col of the Princess Beatrice IW Rifles.

Looking back for August 15

Friday, August 15, 2014

LOOKING BACK 100 Years Ago - August 15, 1914
ROYAL assent was given in the House of Lords to the South Western and IW Junction Railway Act, which gave powers in connection with the construction of a Solent tunnel.

Looking back for August 1

Friday, August 1, 2014

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August 1, 1914
TWO alleged Dutch spies were arrested under the Official Secrets Act at Freshwater.

Looking back for July 25

Friday, July 25, 2014

LOOKING BACK100 Years Ago - July 25, 1914
THE MD of Harrods Stores, who had recently purchased Osborne Cottage, bought the adjoining Norris Castle and its extensive grounds.

Looking Back for July 18

Friday, July 18, 2014

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NEWPORT’S mayor was inundated with advertisements of various poisons and contrivances for destroying rats after he led a discussion advocating an organised campaign for the extermination of rats in the borough.

Looking back for July 11, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

LOOKING BACK 100 Years Ago - July 11, 1914
NOTABLE globe-trotter Monsieur Joseph Aira Hugo, who was going round the world on foot, made himself known to market visitors during a trip to Newport.

Looking back for June 27

Friday, June 27, 2014

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100 Years Ago - June 27, 1914
FOLLOWING a crash between a Ryde passenger steamer and a torpedo boat in Portsmouth Harbour, the Admiralty sought damages.

Looking Back for June 20, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

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100 Years Ago - June 20, 1914
A LABOURER spent two days stranded in a boat with a broken leg.

Looking Back for June 13

Friday, June 13, 2014

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100 Years Ago - June 13, 1914
A YOUNG woman who fainted twice in the street was very effectively revived by the use of an electric fan.

Looking Back for June 6, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014

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100 Years Ago - June 6, 1914
NEARLY 60 members of the Women’s Voluntary Aid Detachment of the British Red Cross Society were due to embark on a fortnight camp at the Newtown rifle ranges.

Looking back for May 30

Friday, May 30, 2014

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100 Years Ago - May 30, 1914
PROPOSED laws to allow artillery practice in The Solent caused concern among those on the Island involved with sailing and shipping.

Looking Back for May 23

Friday, May 23, 2014

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100 Years Ago - May 23, 1914 - A RUNAWAY horse bolted in the direction of Ryde after being spooked while its cart was loaded at Quarr.

Looking Back for May 16

Friday, May 16, 2014

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100 Years Ago - May 16, 1914
A RECORD was set by a 20-year-old waiter for a round-the-Island walk.

Looking back for May 9

Friday, May 9, 2014

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100 Years Ago - May 9, 1914COASTGUARD stations around the Island were decorated with flags in honour of the accession of King George V.

Looking Back for May 2

Friday, May 2, 2014

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100 Years Ago - May 2, 1914
FIREFIGHTERS, who were attending a church service, were forced to abandon their plans in order to attend a stable fire in Newport.

Looking Back for April 25

Friday, April 25, 2014

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100 Years Ago - April 25, 1914
THE latest development in the humane treatment of habitual criminals was the erection of a number of bungalows for prisoners with good behaviour certificates.

Looking Back for April 17

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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100 Years Ago - April 18, 1914
AN EXCEPTIONALLY large number of visitors headed to the Island over Easter.

Looking Back for April 11, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

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100 Years Ago - April 11, 1914
DESPITE unsettled weather, huge numbers of visitors headed to the Island for the Easter holidays.

Looking Back for April 4, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

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100 Years Ago - April 4, 1914
WITH the threat of foot and mouth disease, swine fever and tuberculosis all concerning farmers, there was an appeal for common sense when using Animal Diseases Orders.

Looking back for March 28, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

LOOKING BACK100 Years Ago - March 28, 1914
AFTER a burst of criticism of the Cowes breakwater scheme, a map showing the plans for the new scheme was printed in the County Press to give the public a better understanding.

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