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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.

Looking back, March 21, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

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100 Years Ago - March 21, 1914
THREE painters, who were decorating the side of a torpedo destroyer on a slipway in Cowes, received an impromptu bath.

Looking back, Friday, March 14

Friday, March 14, 2014

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100 Years Ago - March 14, 1914
AN ACCIDENT resulted in the death of a crane driver from East Cowes.

Looking back, Friday, March 7

Friday, March 7, 2014

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100 Years Ago March 7, 1914
THE huge increase in motor traffic on the Island was revealed at the Yarmouth Town Trust meeting.

Looking Back, Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

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100 Years Ago -February 21, 1914 A STORM wreaked havoc across the Island causing damage to Alum Bay’s pier.

Looking Back, Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

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100 Years Ago – February 14, 1914
A revolving fan left an employer at J. S. White and Co with a severe scalp wound, when carrying out preliminary trials on board a new destroyer.

Looking Back, Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

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100 Years Ago – February 7, 1914
BORING operations for The Solent tunnel were being carried out near Fort Victoria, Yarmouth.

Looking Back, Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

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100 Years Ago – January 31, 1914
AN ORDER for two large seaplanes to be produced by the aviation branch of Messrs J. S. White and Co was placed by the Admiralty.

Looking Back, Friday, January 24, 2013

Friday, January 24, 2014

Looking Back
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100 Years Ago – January 24 1914

Looking Back, Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

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100 Years Ago – January 17, 1914
A MAN who returned a cheque for £25 he had found near the Duke of York Inn, Cowes, was rewarded for his honesty with two pence.

Looking Back, Friday, January 10, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

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100 Years Ago – January 10, 1914
THE light on The Needles lighthouse was due to be changed in April.

Looking Back, Friday, January 3, 1914

Friday, January 3, 2014

Looking Back
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100 Years Ago – January 3, 1914
A colour film which showed the beauty of the Island, entitled Isle of Dreams, was given its first screening at the Medina Cinema, Newport.

Looking Back, Friday, December 27, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Looking Back
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100 Years Ago December 27, 1913
THE first ever motor-engine fire engine was introduced to the Island.

Looking Back, Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

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100 Years Ago – December 20, 1913
HUGE numbers of ripe blackberries were picked from bushes between Sandown and Shanklin.

Looking Back, Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

Looking Back
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100 Years Ago – December 6, 1913
THE steamer, Scotsdyke, which had recently caught fire off Ventnor and was beached for some days at Calshot Spit, was towed to Sunderland to be repaired.

Looking Back, Friday, November 29, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

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100 Years Ago – November 29, 1913
A POPULAR aviator, who was well known at Cowes for flying the Messrs J. S. White and Co’s Waterplane, survived an alarming incident when the engine on a newly designed plane shut off and he fell 150ft onto a railway line.

Looking Back, Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Looking Back
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100 Years Ago – November 22, 1913
A TOBACCONIST and a hairdresser sounded the alarm on a fire in Yarmouth when they were woken by a strong smell of smoke.

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