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Ten years ago: An Island teenager was feline good after scooping several awards at the Supreme Cat Show. Freddie Wyatt, 15, entered with her kitten, Typha Warrior Princess, who was named the supreme kitten — as well as best of breed, best of variety and best in show. The kitten, nickname Scrumpy, had awards in more than 30 additional classes.

Ten years ago: An Island teenager was feline good after scooping several awards at the Supreme Cat Show. Freddie Wyatt, 15, entered with her kitten, Typha Warrior Princess, who was named the supreme kitten — as well as best of breed, best of variety and best in show. The kitten, nickname Scrumpy, had awards in more than 30 additional classes.

Looking back at the Isle of Wight December 1, 2017

Megan Baynes

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Monday, December 4, 2017 - 13:30

100 years ago

December 1, 1917

A FOOD food economy campaign was launched in centres acrossthe IW.

The aim was to reduce food waste to enable more to be sentabroad to soldiers fighting in the war. It was debated whether compulsoryrationing or voluntary action would be the best way forward.

 

75 years ago

December 5, 1942

Several Island families received bad news about their lovedones fighting in the war.

Pte Walter Sutton, of Newport, was wounded and sufferingfrom shell shock, while his brother was taken to hospital after suffering froma valvular disease caused by trench fever and shell shock.

Alfred Dyer, of St Helens, received the news his son,Arthur, had been killed in action on the Palestinian front, aged just 22.Another victim was Pte Frederick Milligan, a postman from Ventnor, who waskilled in action in France, leaving behind a widow and a child.

In happier news, Sgt C. Shirley, of Newport, won theMilitary Medal for gallantry at just 22, for his service on the front line.

 

50 years ago

December 9, 1967

The IW was selected for a nursing pilot scheme, which hopedto improve services. St Mary’s Hospital was set to break away from working asindividual units, instead working as one large group — a plan which would takemore than two years to achieve.

The chief nursing officer was promoted and placed in chargeof the whole group of nursing staff in the hospital.

 

25 years ago

December 4, 1992

An Island mother spoke of her horror after escaping death byseconds after a wall collapsed in her East Cowes home.

A split second before, Shirley Rudall had been standing inthe spot where the wall fell, flattening everything beneath it. Shirley was thankfulan argument with her son meant she had moved when the wall fell.

 

10 years ago

November 20, 2007

A Ryde businesswoman claimed she was robbed by the IWCouncil after being given a £30 parking ticket — despite her claims she was notthere at the time.

Lesley Evans claimed she left the parking space at 8.35amand returned at 10am, which was permissible under the regulations. However, thecouncil claimed her wheel valves had not moved and this was proof she had notmoved. Lesley refused to pay, insisting she would take the council to courtover the matter.

 


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