Isle of Wight Times August 20, 1871

A LIVELY SCENE…

….was witnessed on the Ryde Beach on Tuesday. A horse-boat arrived with three fine fat bullocks, and on trying to land them, the three “gentlemen” became unruly, fell overboard, and struck off seaward. The boat was immediately in pursuit, and after an exciting chase, one was hauled on board, and the other two were lashed to the stern of the boat, and with great difficulty brought to land. The beach was lined with spectators who appeared to enjoy the event as a capital spree.

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