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Sheppey newspapers 1862 to 1878
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        SHEPPEY TIT-BITS
       
        THIS IS A COLLECTION OF ITEMS FROM THE LOCAL NEWSPAPERS HELD AS HARD
        COPIES IN THE SHEERNESS LIBRARY.
        SEE THESE BOUND COPIES,OR MICRO FILM AT THE LOCAL  LIBRARY FOR THE FULL ACCOUNT OF EACH ITEM.
        EITHER "SHEERNESS TIMES" OR THE "SHEERNESS GUARDIAN".
        THESE ITEMS ARE THE PERSONAL CHOICE OF CDP        MINSTER SHEPPEY KENT (1992)

FROM 1862 TO 1878
         1862

FEB 22  FIRST STREET INDICATORS IN SHEERNESS (?)
MAR 8   MODEL OF TRINITY CHURCH IN WOOD TO BE PRESENTED TO DR.BRYANT.
MAR 29          ILLEGAL FISTICUFFS LASTING FOR 2HRS-25MINS  BETWEEN GEORGE KING & PATSY READON
APR 12          GUN EXPERIMENTS AT SHOEBURYNESS NAVAL POLICE-INHABITANTS WELL PLEASED NOW.
MAY 3   WATER WORKS AND TOWER IN TRINITY ROAD COLLAPSE 3,000 TO REPAIR.
MAY 17  SIR JOHN RENNIE INSPECTS ABOVE.
JUN 21  REPORT ON ATTEMPT TO OVERTURN CHARLES DICKENS CARRIAGE AT CHATHAM.
JUL 26  STRIKE AT CHATHAM DOCKYARD AMONG HIRED MECHANIC
                WIDENING OF BRIDGES BETWEEN MILE AND BLUE TOWN
AUG 9   MURDER AT HALFWAY.
AUG 23     "   "     "   .
AUG 23       ditto       (W.JOHNSON & SON ACCUSED)
SEP 6           ditto   WILLIAM & EDWARD JOHNSON COMMITTED
SEP 6   NEW R.A. BARRACKS AT SHEERNESS 11,000 BY NAYLER OF ROCHESTER.
SEP 27  NEW R.A. BARRACKS COMPLETED "EVERY ROOM HAS GAS".
OCT 4   STEREOSCOPIC VIEWS OF SHEPPEY 1/- EACH-20 VIEWS.
NOV 8   FIRE ON "THISTLE" GUNBOAT,MANHOLE COVER OF BOILER BLOWN OFF. 
NOV 8   SHOULD QUEENBOROUGH HAVE GAS LAID ON.   
                                 
        1863
JAN 24  NAMES OF STREETS AND TOWNS IN SHEERNESS.
MAR 14          NUMBER OF CHILDREN AT EACH SABBATH SCHOOL IN SHEPPEY E.G. BETHEL
          700 CHILDREN WESLEYAN 280 CHILDREN.
MAR 28          PRIZEFIGHTS 100 MILES FROM LONDON 1,000 STAKE.
MAY 16  MR.FOX OF "LITTLEBROOKS" FARM LEYSDOWN DIGS UP BOX WITH 900 IN SOVEREIGNS (NOT VERY OLD!)
JUL 4   QUEENBOROUGH CRICKET CLUB SUMMONED FOR TRESPASSING ON QUEENBOROUGH COMMON.
JUL 4   RE INVENTION OF COLOMBS PATENT FLASHING NIGHT SIGNALS
JUL 11  STURGEON CAUGHT IN MEDWAY 7FT. LONG 1 1/2 CWT.PRESENTED TO THE PRINCE OF WALES.
AUG 29    CONTRACT TO SWEEP THE STREETS OF SHEERNESS 5 PER WK
OCT 3   NUMBER OF PUBS IN THE FAVERSHAM DISTRICT.
OCT 21  DESCRIPTION OF NOV 5th. IN 1838.
NOV 21  MOAT DUG AROUND SHEERNESS AND DOCKYARD SCRAPSGATE TO WESTMINSTER
DEC 12  BENJAMIN BARDOE WAS THE WATER CARRIER OF THIS TOWN.
OCT 17  LITERARY INSTITUTE TO ASK CHARLES DICKENS TO ATTEND.
NOV 14  QUEENBOROUGH COURT HALL MARKET PLACE AND GAOL  PAINTED AND CLEANED. THE CLOCK IS SLOW!.
NOV 14  MR.HOGAN REMEMBERED WHEN SHEERNESS WAS NOT PAVED AT ALL AND A BOAT COULD PASS DOWN THE HIGH STREET.
        1864
JAN 16  NEW CANAL EASTERN SIDE OF MILE TOWN NOW MARKED OUT,130 MEN EMPLOYED IN DIGGING OUT MORE LATER.
JAN 16  QUEENBOROUGH BENEFIT SOCIETY ESTABLISHED 1750 MAY 3rd AND ENROLED UNDER AN ORIGINAL ACT OF 33 GEORGE 111rd IN 1795 JULY 14th .15            SURVIVING MEMBERS DINED  TOTAL AGES 1055 YEARS-MEAN AGE WAS 70            YEARS-4 MONTHS
JAN 16  MR.RUMBLE ARRESTED FOR FITTING OUT SHIP FOR THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF N.AMERICA.
JAN 30  A LONG ACCOUNT OF THE COURT CASE FOR ABOVE (1 PAGE!)
FEB 27  A&H JACOBS OPEN TWO PAWN SHOPS.
MAR 12  SALARIES OF DOCKYARD MEN,NOS. OF MEN ETC..
MAR 12  A LARGE PARTY OF CONVICTS HAVE ARRIVED AT CHATHAM TO WORK ON  EXTENSION TO DOCKYARD.
APR 23          WAYWARDEN FOR MINSTER-COURT CASE BY PEOPLE OF MINSTER TO FORCE THE ELECTION OF ONE.
MAY 7   PUBLIC WORKS WAGES FOR PAST WEEK 18-14s-0d  HIGHWAYS
          WAGES = 2-1s-6d.     
MAY 7   DETAILS OF NEW WELL OPENED,TESTING RUNS ETC..
AUG 20    LIST OF ALL KENT CIRCUIT MINISTERS, WESLEYAN CHURCH.
AUG 27    1059, OR HALF THE TOWN NOW HAS WATER MAIN.
AUG 27  "GREAT EASTERN"ANCHORED OFF SHEERNESS.
AUG 27  TRAMLINES TAKEN UP A NUISANCE TO HORSES A COURT CASE POSSIBLE ?
SEP 3   THE HOURS THE WATER MAIN IS TURNED ON.
SEP 3   THE OPENING OF THE NEW CATHOLIC CHURCH,MARINE TOWN
SEP 17    "DITTO"                                             
OCT 8   DRAINAGE FITTED TO 722? HOUSES.
OCT 15  ANNIVERSARY OF EBENEZER CHAPEL.
OCT 29  GARRISON INFANT SCHOOL:DIGGING FOUNDATION FIVE FEET DEEP,A VERY LARGE COFFIN WAS FOUND CONTAINING THE SKELETON OF A VERY LARGE            MAN ,A COLOSSAL SIZE,THE BONES AND TEETH WERE IN A FINE STATE OF            PRESERVATION THIS WAS
 ORIGINALLY THE BURIAL GROUND FOR CONVICTS.
NOV 5   GAS SUPPLY FOR QUEENBOROUGH.
NOV 5   RE ABOVE BONES:IT WAS NOT A CONVICTS BURIAL GROUND BUT IN THE EARLY 1800's A RUSSIAN FLEET WAS HERE AND RUSSIAN SAILORS WERE            BURIED HERE ALSO A MILITARY  HOSPITAL.THERE WAS ALSO A MILITARY            BURIAL GROUND  BETWEEN
MILE TOWN AND BLUE TOWN .THE OUTER MOAT            CUT THROUGH IT A FEW YEARS AGO AND SEVERAL HUMAN REMAINS  WERE            DUG UP.
NOV 12  FATAL GUNPOWDER EXPLOSION AT FAVERSHAM WORKS.
NOV 19  LIST OF MAYORS IN KENT 1864 TO 1865.
NOV 19  LONG LIST OF OFFICERS SEAMEN AND MARINES KILLED OR WOUNDED DURING THE 5th AND 6th NOV 1864-A SIMONOSOK                                         HMS.EURYALUS,LEOPARD,CONQUEROR,TARTAR,PERSEUS,BOUNCER.
DEC 3   R.C. CHURCH NEW ORGAN.
DEC 10  RAPPAHANNOCK COURT CASE (RE RUMBLE) 4 PARAS..
          ADVERTISER (SG & EK ADV)
        1865.
JAN 7   HMS. RACEHORSE LOST AT SEA OFF SHANGHAI  .LONG LIST OF OFFICERS AND MEN KILLED AND SAVED.
JAN 21    WATER METERS TO BE FIXED IN FOR FIRMS.
FEB 4   HMS.BOMBAY DEATH LIST AT MONTE VIDEO 1864 DEC 14th



        1865.
FEB 4   RAPPAHANNOCK CASE.
MAR 4   EXPLOSION AT FAVERSHAM POWDER  WORKS.
MAR 11  APPRENTICES RATES OF PAY.
MAR 18  FIRE AT SHEERNESS RAILWAY STATION 150 DAMAGES.
MAR 25  GREAT EASTERN,CABLE TANKS FITTED FOR 800 MILE CABLE
APR 15    CHANGE OF WATER RATE FOR  VARIOUS TYPES OF BUSINESS. 
APR 17  SUGGESTION THAT SHEERNESS HAS FIRE BRIGADE.
MAY 27  QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION.
MAY 27  GREAT EASTERN-PRINCE OF WALES VISITS SHEERNESS  (2 PARAS).
                SHEPPY (NO E) IS ALWAYS USED.
JUN 24  NEW POLICE STATION AT WELL MARSH TO BE BUILT.
JUN 24          FEARS FOR SHEERNESS DOCKYARD,TO BE ABANDONED,QUESTIONS TO BE ASKED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.
JUL 8   ALL DOGS TO BE MUZZLED IN THE HOT WEATHER.
JUL 15  HMS.CORNWALLIS 60,STEAM SHIP 1809 TONS 200 HP TO BE SUNK AND USED AS A LANDING JETTY.THE DOCKYARD POLICE TO RESIDE IN MAIN AND              UPPER DECKS.
AUG 5   TOM THUMB AND FAMILY TO VISIT SHEERNESS.
AUG 12  FAIR AT SHEERNESS,NAMES OF STALLS GIVEN.
AUG 12    NEW ORGAN AT DOCKYARD CHURCH.
AUG 26  GREAT EASTERN IN HARBOUR ON WAY TO VALENTIA.
AUG 26  LIST OF WESLEYAN METHODIST MINISTERS FOR KENT.
SEP 9   ADVERT FOR "PATENT MECHANICAL CHAIR FOR BRUSHING HAIR BY
          MACHINERY".
OCT 14  FIRE BRIGADE FOR QUEENBOROUGH AND SHEERNESS .
OCT 14  RE DOCKYARD CHURCH.
OCT 21  LATTER DAY SAINTS AT CO-OP HALL.
DEC 2   SUGGESTIONS FOR FIRE HYDRANTS.
DEC 16  COTTAGE HOSPITAL FOR SHEPPEY?.
DEC 25  LETTERS POSTED IN SHEERNESS A.M. WILL NOW BE DELIVERED IN FAVERSHAM IN THE AFTERNOON.
DEC 25  CHRISTMAS SHOPS NAMED IN STREETS.
        1866.
JAN 6   RE NEW FIRE BRIGADE SUGGESTED NUMBERS ETC..
JAN 13    "DITTO"
JAN 27  RE NEW RAILWAY STATION IN CENTRE OF TOWN.
JAN 27  AND FEB 3rd-SHEERNESS RAGGED SCHOOL ,BACK STREETS OF BLUE TOWN(A CHARITY)
JAN 27  MINSTER THANET,UNDERGROUND SAFE HOLES FROM DANES.
FEB 3     WOODEN MODEL OF HM DOCKYARD ,50 YEARS OLD PACKED UP AND SENT TO SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM ,38 Ft SQUARE  SHOWS DOCKYARDS 59 ACRES,            99,000 PILES DRIVEN INTO  MARSHES.
MAR 31  NEW POLICE STATION OPENED.
MAR 31  WORKHOUSE UNION CHARGEABILITY ACT OF 1865.
MAR 31  LIST OF POST OFFICES AND BOXES IN SHEERNESS
APR 7   A MR.MILLER WAS ALLOWED TO COPY AN OLD PLAN OF THE OLD EAGLE
          TAVERN ,BLUETOWN, BURNED DOWN RECENTLY,IN THE BOARD OF HEALTH'S
          POSSESSION-ALLOWED.
APR14   MENTION OF OLD CATHOLIC CHAPEL YARD IN ROSE STREET.
APR 14  A "SHEERNESTER"  ANYONE BORN IN SHEERNESS.
APR 21  PRICE OF FOOD IN 1813 AND 1829.
APR 21  JOHN RILEY AGED 9 YEARS,1 WEEK IN PRISON FOR THROWING STONES AT TRAINS.IF SEEN AGAIN HE WOULD BE WHIPPED AND SENT TO PRISON.
APR 21  LIST OF VICARS IN KENT AT A FUNERAL.
APR 21  GENEALOGY OF SIR EDWARD HALES OF CANTERBURY d1829.
MAY 5   NAMES OF SOME STREETS IN SHEERNESS
        1866.
MAY 5   WARDEN CHURCH MAY BE WASHED AWAY SOON,AND SHEPPEY MAY BE SUBMERGED IN 50 YEARS TIME.
MAY 12  SERVICE IN WARDEN CHURCH.
JUN 2   NOTHING COULD BE DONE TO STOP A SHIP WITH CHLOREA ENTERING THE HARBOUR/TOWN.
JUN 9   DITCHES IN SHEERNESS.
JUN 16  ODDFELLOWS TRIP TO CRYSTAL PALACE.
JUN 30  ALMA ROAD CHAPEL IMPROVEMENTS,200 EXTRA PEOPLE TO BE SEATED.
        1868.
APR 4   ROYAL HOTEL RUNNING GROUNDS ,HORSE RACE.
APR 11  STATIONS OF THE BRITISH ARMY.
APR 18  SHEERNESS DOCKYARD TO CLOSE.
APR 18  STOAT AT CHEYNEY ROCK FARM KILLING DUCKS.
APR 18  STURGEON CAUGHT NEAR ROCHESTER ,SENT TO WINDSOR  CASTLE 7 1/2 Ft LONG.
JUN 20    " CONVICTS GARDEN" NEAR THE MOAT.
JUL 4   SMALL FIRE ON THE PIER
JUL 11  SHEERNESS DOCKYARD TO CLOSE ? PLUS LIST OF  DISCHARGES.
JUL 11  NEW R.C. SCHOOLS.
JUL 18  SHURLAND HOUSE (MRS PRATT)STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
AUG 8   QUEENBOROUGH FAIR FOR 2 DAYS.
AUG 8   WHITE SHARK CAUGHT IN DOCKYARD BASIN.
AUG 8   FIRE IN "ROOKERY,"CHAPEL STREET, MILE TOWN.
SEP 12  OLDEST "SHEERNESTER"DIED. CHARLES TOWNSEND AGED 99 HE REMEMBERED SHEERNESS WHEN IT CONSISTED OF ONLY GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS AND SOME UNIMPORTANT HOUSES IN BLUE TOWN .SHIPPING WAS A LITTLE MORE THAN            A FEW GOVERNMENT
HULKS MOORED IN THE HARBOUR FOR THE                      ACCOMMADATION OF DOCKYARD WORKMEN.
SEP 26  SHALL WOMEN HAVE THE VOTE.
SEP 26  "SHIP-ON-SHORE"CALLED THE " SHANTY" BY LOCALS.
OCT 10  GREAT EASTERN ARRIVES AT SHEERNESS.
OCT 24  RICHARD PURSER DIED AT CHELTENHAM ,THE OLDEST MAN IN ENGLAND AGED            112 YEARS .HE WORKED IN SHEERNESS  DOCKYARD IN 1782 THE YEAR HMS.            ROYAL GEORGE SUNK.
NOV 14  SHEERNESS PUBLIC ROOMS AND THE VICTORIA HALL OPENED IT HOLDS              1,500 PEOPLE AND COSTS 4,000.
DEC 19  WILLIAM DUNN AT SHEERNESS.
DEC 19  SCHOOLS WANTED FOR SHEERNESS.
        1869.
JAN 9   LIST OF TRADESPEOPLE ,PUBLIC OFFICERS,INSTITUTIONS CHURCHES.
JAN 9   GUNPOWDER DEATHS,EXPLOSION AT FAVERSHAM (SEE JAN 23) (FEB 20)
JAN 9   NEW CATHOLIC SCHOOL AT MARINE TOWN NEW SCHOOLROOM FOR MINSTER.
                SHEERNESS WATERMAN'S LIST OF FARES TO/FROM SHIPS.
JAN 16    ANNIVERSARY OF RAGGED SCHOOLS.  WORK ON GREAT EASTERN.
                LIST OF IRONCLAD SHIPS IN RN. AND TONNAGE.
JAN 23  COMPARABLE DEATH RATES OF SHEERNESS AND OTHER MAIN TOWNS IN               ENGLAND.
JAN 30  MUSEUM WANTED FOR SHEERNESS.
FEB 13  GARRISON POINT FORT ,THE SIZE OF.
MAR 13  GOSSIP ABOUT OLD SHEERNESS. NO.1 NOTHING MUCH BEFORE 1782. FIRST            WELL DUG ,NO ROADS, NO SHEERNESS.
MAR 20  GOSSIP   NO.2.SHEERNESS IN 1667,1840.MARKET IN DOCKYARD -WHERE            THE CAMBER IS.-ALLEYS-HRS  5AM TO 10PM -SUNDAYS-WORK,A,DAY-LIVING ON FISH AND BIRDS.
        1869.
MAR 27  1st.DIV. DEPOT BRIGADE RA.TO MOVE TO DEPTFORD FROM SHEPPEY THIS
          WEEK. ANNUAL FAIR AT MINSTER ,RICHARD WEBB(A CHARITY) "WILLED"
          THE CHILDREN IN THE WORKHOUSE 6d PER YEAR.
MAR 27    MUTINY AT THE NORE 10th MAY 1797 FULL DETAILS OF  SHIPS.
APRIL 3rd,10th,17th, "MUTINY" CONTINUED, DAY BY DAY ACCOUNT BY CAPT.
          CUNNINGHAM.
APR 10  A VISIT TO SHEERNESS V.GOOD DESCRIPTION OF WALK FROM BLUE TOWN
          THRO'MILE TOWN BANKS TOWN ,MARINE TOWN. NEW BAPTIST CHURCH .
APR 17  BEARDS TO BE ALLOWED SOON IN THE RN.AND POLICE. GOVERNMENT &
          DOCKYARD BOSSES IN 1797.
JUN 19  DEPARTURE OF GREAT EASTERN FROM SHEERNESS. RAILWAY FARES TO/FROM
          SHEERNESS.
SEP 18  DOCKYARD TO CLOSE? SEE SPATE OF LETTERS IN "TIMES"
SEP 25  THREE POWDER MILLS BLOWN UP AT FAVERSHAM.
OCT 15  CORN WINDMILL AT MINSTER SHEPPEY TO BE LET. APPLY TO NEW C.BETHEL
          CHAPEL OPENED AT MINSTER. GREAT EASTERN TO LEAVE FOR ADEN,1,700
          MILES OF CABLE ON BOARD. LIST OF PRIZE WINNERS AT DOCKYARD
          SCHOOL.
NOV 6   HMS.THISTLE SUNK RAGGED SCHOOL COMMENCE NEW SEASON .ONLY FOR
          "RAGGED" CHILDREN.
NOV 13  GREAT EASTERN LEAVES SHEERNESS. BAPTIST CHURCH STRODE CRESCENT
          FOUNDATION STONE  LAID.
NOV 20  NEW ORGAN FOR MINSTER CHURCH REQUIRED. SHEERNESS CEMETARY NOT
          CONSECRATED YET.
DEC 4th,11th,18th,LIST OF SUBSRIBERS TO "THISTLE"FUND.
DEC 18  COTTAGE HOSPITAL FOR SHEERNESS. BARGES "ROCHFORD" LOST AT SEA,
          5 DEAD,&"EXPEDITION" MAN & BOY SAVED.&"TRIAL" MAN & BOY SAVED.
        1870.
FEB 12  SHEERNESS RAGGED SCHOOL,ATTENDANCE ,PUPILS,TEACHERS.
FEB 26  GAS FOR MINSTER RESIDENTS & MARCH 19th.
MAR 6   KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE -CHAIR SEAT ON CONSTUTIONAL HILL
          THROWN DOWN CLIFF.
MAR 19  BARGE "WILLIAM BAKER"? SUNK IN COLLISION OFF GRAVESEND.
          BARGE "SIR EDWARD BANKS" FRANCIS MAY, AGED 21 MONTHS HENRY
          DUNMORE MAGED 34,THE MATE. SAMUEL NICHOLS AGED 22,SEAMEN. BOTH
          MEN HAVE LARGE FAMILIES.
APR 2   EMMIGRATION TO CANADA OF MEN DISCHARGED FROM DOCKYARD AND WAR
          OFFICE ESTABLISHMENTS .COST 2 EACH ADULT. A NUMBER OF MECHANICS
          DISCHARDED FROM CHATHAM DOCKYARD,TO GO TO PRUSSIA IN GOVERNMENTS
          DOCKYARDS THERE.ONE FOREMAN,W.DARLEY,ASKED TO GO (SEE APR 9th)
          MR.BARLING SUMMONED FOR NON PAYMENT OF 2-2s-6d TO ORGAN FITTER.
APR 16  MINSTER FAIR ,POOR ATTENDENCE.
APR 23  BUS SERVICE FOR EASTCHURCH.
MAY 7   88 MEN TRANSFERRED WOOLWICH,NOW SHUT. PRICE OBTAINED FOR PARTS
          OF DEPTFORD DOCKYARD, SOLD.
MAY 14  "TOWN"JOINER SUGGESTED ,TOOLS GIVEN BY K.A.V.BAND. DESCRIPTION
          OF NEW LITERARY BUILDINGS. SUMMARY OF TOWN CLOCK HISTORY.
MAY 28  696 PAUPERS ON BOOKS 3.8% OF POPULATION,(ESSEX 7%)
JUN 4   NO.OF EX-DOCKYARD MEN EMMIGRATING TO CANADA(JUN 11) LETTER FROM
          H.N.PENNEY HON SEC OF AMAL.SOCIETIES TO INVITE ALL CHILDREN TO
          FETE. SITE OF TOWN CLOCK.
JUN 18  KINGSBOROUGH COURT LEET HELD UNDER COURT TREE.
JUN 25  ONE ACRE OF LAND IN LINE WITH MINSTER CHURCH SLIPPED INTO THE
          SEA.                 
JUL 9   GREAT EASTERN OFF SHEERNESS.
JUL 16  KENT ARCH. SOCIETY TO VISIT MINSTER CHURCH AND SHURLAND HALL.
JUL 23  FIRE AT QUEENBOROUGH TWO HOUSES BURNT DOWN.
        1870.
JUL 30  BARGE BUILT FOR CHARLES R PAYNE OF WARDEN COURT  SHEPPEY BY
          TAYLOR OF CROWN QUAY NAMED "WARDEN COURT"
JUL 30  OPENING SERVICE OF ST.PAULS MISSION CHURCH OPPOSITE THE PIER.
AUG 6   SHEPPEY BLUETOWN SHOPS TO CLOSE EARLY,8PM.BUT NOT FRID AND SAT..
AUG 13    SHEPPEY FAIR. "SHEPPEYTONIANS" PLAYED CRICKET.
OCT 22,29       NEW CLOCK TOWER.
NOV 26, DEC 3, 1870 EDUCATION ACT"BRITISH SCHOOL"NOW CLOSED DOWN.
        1871.
JAN 21  SHEERNESS RAGGED SCHOOL REPORT FOR 1870 (ALSO FEB 4th)
FEB 4   DESCRIPTION OF LIFE AND THE COST OF LIVING IN CANADA SEE ALSO APR
          15th.
FEB 11  INQUIRY RE 5,000 LOAN REQUIRED BY COUNCIL FOR GAS OFFICES ETC
          TO THE HOME OFFICE (REFUSED,SEE MARCH 18th).
MAR 11  SANITARY STATE OF SHEPPEY,FEVER,BIRTHS,DEATHS.
MAR 18  OLD LEGENTS OF SHEPPEY-SHEPPEY INFESTED WITH MICE,A HOLY FRIAR
          INDUCES FLIGHT OF OWLS TO EAT THEM UP.
MAR 25  "WEBB'S CHARITY" 6d EACH FOR WORKHOUSE CHILDREN SEE ALSO  APR
          15th. WATER SUPPLY IN SHEPPEY (BUCKETS USED TILL 6 YEARS AGO)
          WELL SUPPLIES, SEWERAGE, CESSPOOLS.
APR 1   TAPS(WATER),SUGGESTED -IF TAPS INDOORS INSTEAD OF OUTDOORS,PEOPLE
          WOULD NOT LEAVE THEM ON ALL DAY.
APR 8   MARINE PARADE TO BE PAVED. SHEPPEY POSTAL, 3 DELIVERIES PER DAY.
APR 15  WORKHOUSE SCHOOLMISTRESS REPORTED DRUNK, INSPECTOR TO CALL.
APR 22  TRADE EXHIBITION SUGGESTED FOR SHEPPEY.
APR 29  DEMONSTRATION BY DRUIDS, ODDFELLOWS ETC ETC..
MAY 13  Wm.VILE AGED 8 YEARS SUMMONS Wm.MAXTED ALSO AGED 8 FOR BEATING
          HIM.
MAY 20  REGISTER OF BIRTHS,DEATHS FOR PARISH OF MINSTER.
JUN 10  RE BUILDING OF CANAL BANK.
JUN 24  HALF DAY HOLIDAY MOVEMENT.
JUL 1   QUEEN'S CORONATION DAY. GAMES PLAYED ETC..
JUL 8   WHIRLWIND IN PARSONAGE FARM,TOP OF HAYSTACK LIFTED. ITEMISED
          ACCOUNT FOR TOWN CLOCK.
JUL 22  RABID DOG IN TRINITY CHURCH,SUNDAY SERVICE ON. RAY CAUGHT IN SEA
          WEIGHING OVER 50 Lbs.
JUL 29  REPORT ON CENSUS SHOWING 3,000 PEOPLE HAVE MOVED AWAY FROM
          SHEPPEY IN THE LAST 10 YEARS. ST.PAULS CHURCH,BLUE TOWN, CONTRACT
          2,000 TO BUILD.
AUG 5   CHEMICAL CO.AT QUEENBOROUGH TO START/TO BE ENLARGED.
AUG 12  NEW RAILWAY STATION REQUIRED. QUEENBOROUGH FAIR-PETITION TO STOP
          BY LOCALS-NOISY!
SEP 9   SWIMMING BATHS FOR SHEPPEY.
AUG 16  CHOLEREA SHIP FOR STANDGATE CREEK.
AUG 23  VISIT OF 7Ft-11Ins GIANT AND TWO HEADED FEMALE.
SEP 30  ST.PAULS NEW CHURCH,MEMORIAL STONE LAID.
OCT 7   THE EARLDOM OF THANET TO BE REVIVED.
OCT 14  PROPOSED SWIMMING BATH 1,000 OPEN,2,500 COVERED.
OCT 28  SCHOOL BOARD FOR QUEENBOROUGH REQUIRED.(DEC.16th)
NOV 24  BIRTHS DEATHS,EACH QUARTER 1871 FOR SHEERNESS.
NOV 25  NEW IRON CHAPEL TO BE BUILT.JUNCTION BROADWAY AND MEYRICK
          ROAD.(SEE ALSO DEC.16th) BOARD OF HEALTH SUMMONED FOR FIDDLING
          BOOKS,VOTES.
DEC 22    SHOP TO CLOSE M.T.W.Th AT 7Pm-F.&.SAT AT 9 Pm.
DEC 23  MR.MAXTED OF NEATS COURT FARM PLANTS 15 ACRES OF HOPS AS AN
          EXPERIMENT.
        1872.
JAN 6   HEALTH OF SHEERNESS, DEATHS UNDER 5, 5 TO 15, 15 TO QUEENBOROUGH
          SMACKS CATCHING SPRATTS 20-30 PER WEEK,ONE VESSEL CAUGHT 1,000
          BUSHELS.WORK EXPERIENCE FOR WORKHOUSE CHILDREN (8 Hrs SLEEP 4 Hrs
          FOR BOOK WORK,6 Hrs FOR MEALS,AND PLAY,AND 6 Hrs FOR LABOUR).
          RUTLEY'S PARCEL EXPRESS COMPETING WITH GPO.
JAN 13  PRIMITIVE METHODIST IRON CHAPEL OPENED
JAN 20  OPENING OF THE VICTORIA CLUB.
FEB 10  WEBB'S CHARITY FOR GOWN VALUED AT 30 TO DESERVING WOMEN.
          EXPLOSION AT FAVERSHAM POWDER MILLS. NORTHERN LIGHTS GIVE
          GLORIOUS SUNSET. FIRE AT HORSE & GROOM SHEPPEY ST.BLUETOWN.
          GENERAL TOM THUMB TO VISIT SHEERNESS.
        1873.
JAN 4   FRANCIS LEONARD,AGED 86 DIED.ONE OF THE FEW REMAINING SURVIVORS
          OF TRAFALGAR.(AND CPT.HENRY PARKER AGED 86 APRIL 9th)
JAN 11  KENT'S FIRST LODGE, NO.130,OF FREE TEMPLARS OF ST. JOHN.AND POEM
          (SEE ALSO 18th.)
APR 12          MINSTER FAIR HELD.
JUL             MARY BATCH AT CHATHAM DIED AGED 101.
        1874.
FEB 28  FORESTERS SUPPER, MENU AND GUESTS.
APR 4   BIRTHS ,DEATHS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER. NAVAL ESTIMATES FOR 1874-
          1875.
APR 11  CHARLES POLSON LORD OF THE MANOR AT MINSTER. FIRE AT "HEIGHTS OF
          ALMA "OWNED BY MR.PANKHURST
APR 25  JOSIAH HALL PRESENTS BRIEF TO MAIDSTONE MUSEUM FOR RESTORING THE
          STEEPLE AT QUEENBOROUGH CHURCH. SEA WALKS OF SHEPPEY,EXTRACTS
          FROM VERY OLD BOOKS AND MINUTES OF COURT LEET. 1251, 1402, DATES
          GIVEN.
MAY 2   CHANNEL TUNNEL APPROVED TO COST 80,000
MAY 16  REOPENING OF BETHEL CHAPEL BLUETOWN.
MAY 30  SWIMMING CLUB TO BE FORMED.
AUG 8   DEPARTURE OF THE GREAT EASTERN.
AUG 22  ANCIENT POTTERY FOUND,UNGLAZED,ROUGHLY FORMED AND BLACK,POSSIBLY
          PRE-HISTORIC. BUILDING OF THE SEA-WALL.
AUG 29  NEW PIER WAS OPENED SEPT. 8th 1835  THIS PLACE CALLED "SHEERNESS-
          ON-SEA" IN 1873.
AUG 29  POOR'S FARM (W.PALMER.) FIRE IN CORN STACK.
SEP 5   LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF SHEPPEY. 6d.EACH. HISTORY OF
          SHEERNESS 1683 ON ,ROMAN REMAINS FOUND .
SEP 12  GREAT EASTERN RETURNED TO SHEERNESS. LONG LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR
          MASTER & MATRON FOR THE WORKHOUSE.
SEP 19  CLIFF FALLS AT WARDEN, CHURCH IN DANGER. FIRST ANNUAL MEETING OF
          SHEERNESS-ON-SEA IMPROVEMENTS ASSOC.,TO IMPROVE SHEPPEY. NEW
          RAILWAY STATION.
OCT 3   H.M.D.RATCATCHERS TO BE PAID 1/- PER DOZEN CAUGHT LETTERS OF 1729
          RE SHEERNESS (1)RE KING GEORGE 11 (2)RE LIST OF WORKMEN IN
          DOCKYARD.= 204. LIST OF RESIDENTS.
OCT 17  DESCRIPTION OF "HARVEST HOME" OLD ENGLISH CUSTOM CELEBRATING
          HARVEST IN WALLS DECKED IN BARLEY,WHEAT AND OATS,TABLES GROANED
          UNDER ROAST BEEF.
OCT 31  2,500 BORROWED TO BUILD ESPLANADE.
        1874
NOV 28  LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS TO LEYSDOWN CHURCH FUND. QUEENBOROUGH HAS 2
          WELLS AND 800 INHABITANTS.
DEC 5   BERRIDGE ROAD WAS CALLED GREEN STREET. SHEERNESS TO BE ORDERED
          TO HAVE A SCHOOL BOARD.
NOV 21  HISTORY OF THE PIERS.
DEC 26  LIST OF SHEPPEY;BUTCHERS,GROCERS ETC, ETC.
        1875.
JAN 9   UNDERNEATH SHEPPEY,CLAY,SAND,DEPTHS,FOSSILS.
JAN 2   NAME AND ADDRESSES OF 23 GENTLEMEN FOR SHEPPEY MINSTER
          COMPULSORY SCHOOL BOARD.
JAN 30  MENTIONS THE OLDEST DRAWING OF QUEENBOROUGH CASTLE 1484.
FEB 27  VISITORS TO SHEPPEY IN 1874 SEASON WAS 115,OOO. 
MAR 6   NEW FOREST SHAKER COMMUNITY AT NEW FOREST HAS SHEPPEY WOMEN AND
          HER MONEY. NO.OF MEN IN DOCKYARD.
MAR 13  SCHOOL TO BE BUILT AT BLUETOWN. CO-OP STARTED IN 1816 THE OLDEST
          IN THE COUNTRY.
APR 3   WILLIAM BRISLEY SUMMONS HENRY PENNEY FOR DAMAGES TO GRASS COSTING
          1d.CASE DISMISSED,NO ONE APPEARING. RAGGED SCHOOL NOW CEASED TO
          EXIST (NEW SCHOOL BOARD)
APR 10  FARM LABS.STRIKE IN SHEPPEY.
APR 24  COST OF NEW SCHOOLS FOR SHEPPEY.
MAY 1   THE SAILS OF HMS.VICTORY (NELSON) ARE FOUND IN THE SAIL LOFT AT
          CHATHAM-TO BE PRESERVED.  ROAD TO WESTMINSTER TO BE BUILT.
MAY 15  GEOLOGISTS SOCIETY TO VISIT SHEPPEY.
JUN 12  NEW WELL TO BE 100 YDS.TO THE REAR OF THE PRESENT WELL (NEAR THE
          "CROWN")
JUN 12  GEOLOGIST SOCIETY OF GB. VISIT SHEPPEY.
JUN 12  QUEENBOROUGH CASTLE AND 26 HOUSES NEAR THE CASTLE BUILT AT THE
          SAME TIME.
JUN 19  TOWN HALL CAGE UNDERNEATH TO HOLD ELEPHANT ,OR EQUIVALENT?????
          SENT BY THE QUEEN.(QUEENBOROUGH)
JUN 26  PARENTS SUMMONED FOR NOT SENDING CHILDREN TO SCHOOL.
JUL 17  FIRST IRON SHIP BUILT AT SHEERNESS DOCKYARD. SHEERNESS NATIONAL
          SCHOOL PRIZE GIVING - LONG LIST. WORKHOUSE "NEW SCHOOL".
JUL 24  FROM SHEERNESS TO FLUSHING BY BOAT.
AUG 21  OPENING OF NEW OUTER DRAWBRIDGE ROAD.
SEP 4   NEW MILL HILL CUTTING SHOWS SECTION OF BAGSHOT SAND. THREE MAILS
          OUT OF SHEERNESS DAILY.
SEP 11  COST OF STREET PAVING PER SQUARE YARD J.TAILFORD AGED 16 SWIMS
          FROM SHEERNESS TO GRAIN IN 34 MINS.FIRST TIME DONE.(NEARLY TWO
          MILES.) NEW WELL.
SEP 25  WARDEN CHURCH NEARLY GONE.
OCT 2   WARDEN CHURCH -CLIFF SLIDE ONLY CAUSED WALL CRACKS, THEN
          PILFERED. OLD VOYAGE TO LONDON CENTURIES AGO SHEPPEY/SANDWICH.
NOV 20  SHEPPEY FLOODED.
DEC 4   PROMENADE TO BE BUILT AND DWARF WALL.PUBLIC OFFICE W.O. EQUIRY.
DEC 11  DESCRIPTION OF AN OLD FASHIONED WINTER.
DEC 25  LIST OF SOME SHOP KEEPERS IN SHEPPEY.
        1876.
FEB 19  START OF MEMORIAL FUND TO R.BRIGHTFORM-NEW COTTAGE  HOSPITAL-SEE
          ALSO APR 8th.
MAR 11  PIGEON CLUB TO HAVE FLYING MATCH 2/- PER BIRD. NAVAL ESTIMATES
          FOR 1876.
        1876.
APR 1   DOCKYARD CHAPEL TO BE RENOVATED, FAIRLY COSTLY.
APR 29  ATTEMPTED MURDER ON ISAAC STUBBERFIELD BY JAMES ROSE.
MAY 20  BAPTIST CHAPEL SIZE, COST. MUSEUM FOR SHEPPEY. BLUETOWN;BULL LANE
          TRANSFORMED INTO SCHOOL LANE. SHORT ST.       "            "   EAST
          LANE. MILE TOWN;NORTH ST.,UNION ST.,SOUTH ST.,MERGED INTO SOUTH
          ST. RAM ALLEY NOW CALLED HIGH ST. PASSAGE. CHAPEL ST. NOW CALLED
          RUSSEL ST. MARINE TOWN;GREEN ST. MERGED WITH BERRIDGE ROAD.
          CHARLES ST. CALLED RICHMOND ST. CHAPEL ST. CALLED CLYDE ST.
JUN 10  MORE FOSSILS FOUND -AND LOCATION.
JUL 8   14Th.ANNUAL BOAT RACE.ERITH TO THE NORE,AND PRIZES. THE OATH OF
          THE PIER COMMISSIONERS.
JUL 15  FOURTH ??ANNUAL BARGE RACE AUG 2nd.COMMODORE JAMES HULKES ESQ.
JUL 22  SHEERNESS NATIONAL SCHOOL PRIZE DAY.LIST OF AWARDS.
AUG 5   DESCRIPTION  OF SHEERNESS AND DISTRICT.GOOD ON MINSTER ABBEY,SEE
          AUG 19th,SEPT 9th,LETTER AUG 26th.
AUG 19  DEATH RATE /1,000 SHEERNESS(14/1,000) & OTHERS.
AUG 26  TENDERS REQUIRED FOR NEW SCHOOL AT WORKHOUSE. MINSTER SCHOOL,
          FOUNDATION STONE LAID.
SEP 2   HIGHEST POINT ON SHEPPEY BLUE COTTAGES NEAR EASTCHURCH -250 Ft.
          GAINSBOROUGH PAINTING RECENTLY STOLEN FROM ABBEY. ST.EDWARD
          WALLER'S TOMB NOT SPANISH TOMB. 13th.KAV.PRIZE COMMITTEE,LIST OF
          GIVERS.
SEP 9   MR.HOGBEN RODE 21 MILES, TOP OF UNION ST. CHATHAM TO HALF WAY
          HOUSES IN 1HR. 20MINS.48" WHEEL MACHINE
SEP 9   RE HOGATH'S VISIT TO SHEPPEY.
NOV 18  NEW RAILWAY STATION, COMPANY FORMED.
NOV 25  LONG LIST OF SHEPPEY PEOPLE WHO GAVE TO CHARITY.
NOV 30  DESCRIPTION OF QUEENBOROUGH CASTLE FROM OLD PAINTING
                4 1\2FT.BY 2 1\2 FT.IN BRITISH MUSEUM.
DEC 9   1792 LETTER SWEARING ALLEGIANCE.APPROX.30 ISLAND  NAMES.
                COPY OF AGREEMENT TO SELL QUEENBOROUGH CASTLE.
                LETTER OF 1596 RE DEFENCE OF SHEPPEY.
DEC 16  1790 ELECTION OF 2 MP'S.FOR QUEENBOROUGH,ELECTION LASTED FOR 9
          DAYS.
DEC 23  NAMES OF SERVANTS ETC. AT SHURLAND HALL IN THE TIME OF ROBERT DE
          SHURLAND.CHRISTMAS OF LONG AGO.
        1877.
 
JAN 6   THIS PAPER, AVERAGE SALES-1,140 EACH WEEK,CERTIFIED. BIRTHS
          DEATHS ETC FOR MINSTER 1876.
JAN 20  "ROYAL ESCAPE"BEING BROKEN UP IN SHEERNESS DOCKYARD, USED AS A
          LANDING STAGE FOR THE GREAT EASTERN.PRINCE CHARLES ESCAPED IN
          THIS BOAT FROM ENGLAND (AFTER CHARLES 11. FROG FISH CAUGHT 5FT.
          LONG BY 3 1\2 FT. WIDE.
FEB 24  THE FORESHORE FROM 1812.
MAY 26  TENDERS FOR NEW SCHOOL AT SHEPPEY UNION.
JUN 2   BORING OF NEW WELL NOW REACHES 502 FT. 5th.ANNUAL BARGE RACE,
          RESULTS.
JUN 23  CHIMNEY POT OF QUEENBOROUGH CASTLE FOUND IN THE CREEK AND THERE
          MAY BE OTHER ITEMS THERE ,IT HAS BEEN  USED SINCE THE DANES TIME.
JUL 7   ST. CATHERINES HOSPITAL,NEAR THE TOWER OF LONDON, OWNS LOTS OF
          SHEPPEY. 1877 BIRTHS DEATHS ON SHEPPEY.
JUL 14  FIRE AT BLUETOWN MANY BUILDINGS LOST,OR FLOODED/. SHEPPEY TRADE
          REGISTER,PLACES OF WORSHIP ETC..
JUL 28  CHEYNEY ROCK OYSTER FISHERY TO BE RE-OPENED.SEE ALSO AUG 11,18
          SEPT 8. JOHN ALEXANDER BLOW & SON AGED 15 ARE IN THE WORKHOUSE.
          HIS FATHER WAS THE CAPTAIN OF THE "TEMERAIRE".
        1877.
AUG 25  LIST OF PRIZE WINNERS AT NATIONAL SCHOOL. NEW WELL NOW 650 FT.-TO
          GO TO 800 FT.
OCT 6   BIRTHS DEATHS FOR MINSTER 1877. ELECTION OF MAYOR AND OFFICERS
          FOR QUEENBOROUGH, AND NAMES. LIST OF PRIZE WINNERS SERVICE DEPT.
          OF SHEERNESS.
NOV 19  SUBSCRIBERS TO REGATTA, AND HOSPITAL,VERY LONG LIST.
NOV 24  BOARD OF HEALTH/GOVERNMENT SUGGESTS THE MAGISTRATE LIVES ON
          SHEPPEY BUT NO HOUSE IS LARGE ENOUGH. MAGISTRATE RESIGNS RE
          ABOVE.
DEC 8   MINSTER ABBEY IN VERY BAD STATE,NO VICAR,(1,800 IN TITHES,OR
          18,000 ????.
DEC 15  SOUP KITCHEN,LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS.
DEC 22  A STAG SWIMS THE SWALE AND LANDS IN ELMEY.IT BLONGS TO MR. LENEY
          OF WATERINBURY. SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION LIST OF CANDIDATES AND
          ADDRESSES ETC. RESULT IN DEC 29th.
                PRIZES WON AT NATIONAL SCHOOL LIST OF NAMES.
                SOUP KITCHEN-LONG LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS.
        1878.
JAN 12  SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS.NO.OF VOTES PER PERSON. LONG LIST OF
          SUBSCRIBERS TO KENT HOSPITAL. WELL NOW 800 FT. DEEP.
JAN 26  ORDER RE MAD DOGS IN SHEPPEY.
FEB 2   SHORT PIECE ON SHEPPEY 1803, 27-33 HIGH STREET WAS RESIDENCE OF
          NAVAL OFFICERS.ALBION PLACE WAS NAVAL HOSPITAL FOR SEAMEN,
          AFTERWARDS OLD SWAN INN.
FEB 9   FOX HUNT ON SHEPPEY. NEW WELL WORKING.
MAY 4   FOUNDATION STONE OF ST. PAULS TO BE LAID THIS WEEK.
MAY 18  ROMAN POTTERY FOUND AT UPCHURCH. LARGE MEETING FOR THE
          RESTORATION OF MINSTER ABBEY. SHORT "NEW" HISTORY.
JUN 1   HISTORY OF ABBEY -NOTHING NEW.
JUN 29  FOUNDATION STONE OF NEW CHAPEL IN STRODE CRESCENT TO BE LAID ON
          WED.
JUL 6   STONE LAID FOR ABOVE AND SHORT HISTORY.
JUL 20  OLD HOOK FARM, EASTCHURCH COMPLETELY DESTROYED BY FIRE OCC. BY
          A. CHEESEMAN.
AUG 3   STATISTICS FOR KENT, N0.OF CHURCHES,MARRIAGES,DROWNINGS, ETC.
AUG 10  POST OFFICE AT BLUETOWN BADLY BURNT BY FIRE.
AUG 24  HOUSE AT WESTMINSTER RENOVATED (45) BY COUNCIL FOR USE AS
          HOSPITAL.
SEP 7   WRECK OF PRINCESS ALICE AND LOSS OF LIFE.
SEP 21  ST.PAULS CHURCH SCHOOL OPENED BY THE BISHOP OF DOVER.
SEP 28  DOCKYARD HISTORY 1814 ON-A LONG ACCOUNT.
OCT 5   BIRTHS DEATHS FOR SHEPPEY. WESLEYAN MINISTERS IN THE KENT
          DISTRICT.
OCT 26  LONG LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS TO SHEERNESS REGATA.
NOV 9   LONG LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS TO KENT ORTHO.HOSPITAL
DEC 7   OPENING OF STRODE CRESCENT BAPTIST CHURCH.
DEC 28  LONG LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS TO SOUP KITCHEN. ALMA ROAD HAS 20
          HOUSES.IT HAD BEEN A PUBLIC ROAD FOR 5 YEARS ,BEFORE THAT IT WAS
          A PRIVATE ROAD. PLEA BY POST OFFICE TO POST NEW YEARS CARDS EARLY
          ON THE 31st.IF WISHED TO BE DELIVERED ON JAN 1st.

         

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