Historic Ryde Society

‘Giving Ryde’s Past to the Future’

Historic Ryde Society Quiz Night Thursday 28 September 2023 at Yelf's Hotel, at 7p.m. for 7.30pm.

Ryde Borough Police Court

Isle of Wight Times, February 14, 1878

MONDAY – Before the Mayor, (Ald Barrow) and Major Leeds
Mr Greenham, representing Messrs Mew, Langton, and Co., applied for the transfer to Miss Julia Rose, of Southampton, of the license of “The Grapes”, High Street, Ryde. – The Mayor said such a house ought to be managed by a man, and they could not grant a license for it to a single young lady.
A boy, named Frank Gattrell, of Church Street, Swanmore, was sent to the Mount Edgcumbe training ship on the application of his father who said he didn’t know what to do with him. He however afterwards demurred to the length of the term – three years. (Frank was born in the Spring of 1865, so would have been nearly 13 years old. In the 1881 census, he is still, aged 15, on the Mount Edgcumbe Industrial Training Ship.)

A link to a website detailing regulations for admission of boys to Mount Edgcumbe Training ship can be found here, and a web-page devoted to Mount Edgcumbe here.

Mount Edgcumbe Training Ship at Saltash
Mount Edgcumbe Training Ship at Saltash

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