Jo Cooper, an islander, has presented snapshots of a childhood on the Isle of Wight on the 1950s and 1960s to an audiance of 28 people on Wednesday, 8th March at the Yelf’s Hotel. The book “Isle of Memories” can be bought from Isle of Wight County Press Shop, Newport.
Balfour (1843 – 1916) was an English businessman, Liberal politician, and fraudster.
According to the Daily Telegraph, “Jabez Spencer Balfour JP, MP was probably the greatest financial fraudster in British history, an embezzler on a Melmottian scale dwarfing the far lesser con-tricks of Trebitsch-Lincoln, Horatio Bottomley, Robert Maxwell and Jeffrey Archer combined.”
WINNA DINNER DRAW!
Historic Ryde Society announces its Christmas Raffle, when you can win a meal for two. The draw will take place on Saturday 31st December at Noon by the Town Crier in Minghella Square, Ryde. Tickets, only £1 each, are for sale at the Ryde District Heritage Centre, Royal Victoria Arcade, Union Street.
For more than 70 years, it was officially known that no German force set foot on British soil during World War Two (the Channel Islands excepted), on active military service. Captivating an audience of over 40 HRS members and guests, Adrian Searle had revealed on Wednesday 16th November Night Talk details from his recent book about the remarkable story of the 1943 seaborne German raid on an Isle of Wight radar station.