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Sheerness newspapers 1879 to 1900
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        1879.
JAN 4   SHORT LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS TO FIRE BRIGADE. SUMMARY OF EVENTS FOR
          1878(4 PARAS.)
JAN 18  SHEPPEY 50 YEARS AGO (1 PARA.)WELLS 1. IN ORDNANCE MARSH. 1. IN
          BLUETOWN 300FT. DEEP.  1. IN DOCKYARD ,OTHERS IN MILE TOWN.   
FEB 1   LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS TO THE SOUP KITCHEN.
FEB 22  EXPLOSION AT POWDER MILLS,FEVERSHAM, 1 MAN KILLED.
MAR 8   CONTRACT PRICES OF FOOD AT THE WORKHOUSE.
APR 5   BIRTHS, DEATHS ETC. OF SHEPPEY 50 YEARS AGO QUEENBOROUGH,MINSTER,
          LEYSDOWN,ELMLEY, HARTY, EASTCHURCH,POPULATION, ETC..
APR 12  "COUNCIL" MEMBERS FOR 1879 & NOT ELECTED. A TALE OF SHEPPEY IN
          1831 (2 PARAS.)A STORY & APR 19th.
APR 26  MACHINE WORKS OF MR. INGLETON OF EASTCHURCH BURNT DOWN 700 OF
          DAMAGE.
MAY 10  SEA WALLS, CLIFF EROSION IN SHEPPEY SINCE 1865, NEPTUNE TERRANCE
          ETC. SAND USED AS BALLAST.
          RICHARD MIDDLETON OF NEWCASTLE, PACK OF CARDS AS BIBLE ALMANACK,
          PRAYER BOOK.
MAY 17  5FT. SHARK CAUGHT AT MEDWAY. RUMOUR OF CANAL FROM RYE TO
          SHEERNESS 1/4 MILE WIDE.
MAY 24  EXPLOSION AT POWDER WORKS.
MAY 31  "SHEERNESS BY AN OLD 'UN"(IN 1839). HOY" FACTOR"BARGE OF SINGLER
          SHRUBSOLE SUNK BY STEAMER IN LONG REACH.
JUN 7   3 TOP-SAIL BARGES FOR SALE. (NAMES GIVEN).
JUN 28  120 APPRENTICES AT FUNERAL. NO NAMES GIVEN.
JUL 5   RESULTS OF DOCKYARD EXAM.
JUL 19  FARMS TO LET.BELL,KINGSBOROUGH,OLD HOOK,PUNNETS ETC. MEDWAY BARGE
          SAILING RACE.
JUL 26  LIST OF DONATIONS TO ST. BARTS. FOR EXTENSION.
AUG 30  WESLEYAN MINISTERS APPOINTED IN KENT 229,230,HIGH STREET ON FIRE.
SEP 13  BARGE RACE BETWEEN 2 CHAMPIONS"CONQUEROR"AND"SAUCY KENT"S.STAKES
          200-100 A SIDE THE COURSE IS THE NORMAL BARGE RACE COURSE.
SEP 13  CHESAPEAKE & DEVONSHIRE FIGUREHEADS ERECTED AT THE ENTRANCE TO
          HMD.ORIGINALLY USED TO KEEP PRISONERS OF WAR IN RUSSIAN WAR.
          THEN USED AS OBSERVATORY.
SEP 27  HEAD POST OFFICE TO BE MOVED BEACH STREET CORNER.
OCT 11  NATIONAL SCHOOL PRIZE LIST.
OCT 25  LONG LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS TO THE REGATTA.
NOV 1   THE BARGE "EDWARD"-MASTER,GEORGE GREEN,SUNK.MASTER,  WIFE AND
          MATE KILLED.SEE ALSO 8th,AND 15th -INQUEST.
NOV 8   LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS TO THE HOSPITAL.
DEC13   LONG LIST RE ABOVE.
DEC 27  CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE WORKHOUSE (A VERY GOOD )DESCRIPTION.
        1880.
JAN 17  LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS TO 13th.KAV. SHOOTING PRIZE.
JAN 31          DITTO RE SOUP KITCHEN.
FEB 28  DOCKYARD CHURCH,GROUND, APPEARS TO BE UNCONSCRATED. MILL AT
          MINSTER NOW OWNED BY JAMES KETTLE (ADVERT) RESTORATION OF
          MINSTER ABBEY CHURCH (NEW SHORT HIST).
MAR 6   FINDS ON SHEPPEY,FOSSILS,TURTLE 10FT BY 30ft.ETC.
MAR 27  COPY OF KING CHARLES LETTERS PATENT TO QUEENBOROUGH 12th
          JAN.1635.
APR 17  MARINE PARADE TO BE CALLED THAT.
JUN 19  FIRE AT CARTS FARM EASTCHURCH.
JUL 3   DOCKYARD EXAMINATION RESULTS. CHURCHES IN KENT ARE KEPT LOCKED
          ALL DAY,WHY?
AUG 14  GOOD DESCRIPTION OF REGATTA,SIDE SHOWS,SWINDLE SHOWS
        1880.
AUG 28  WHILE RESTORING MINSTER ABBEY,IN A NICHE IN THE EAST WALL WAS
          FOUND A STONE BOX WITH A LEAD LID ,CONTAINING A COIN AND A
          PORTION OF A SKULL.
SEP 4   PRIZE LIST NATIONAL SCHOOL.
SEP 25  ARE THE REMAINS AT MINSTER ABBEY -SAXON?.
OCT 2   MANSLAUGHTER AT EASTCHURCH.
OCT 9   BLUETOWN HIGH STREET TO BE RENUMBERED. THE NEW HOO RAILWAY LINE.
OCT 23  NEW CLOCK(ALL SIZES GIVEN) FIXED TO THE TOWER HMD. STOREHOUSE
          (BENSON)
OCT 30  BURIALS AT MINSTER ABBEY BELIEVEDTO BE:SEGNIOR CERINIMO,A SPANISH
          GENERAL,A MR.WALLER,OFFA KING OF MERCIA IN 796,INDIAN PRINCESS
          POCOHONTAS 1617. SHORT LIST OF PRIZE WINNERS AT SCIENCE CLASS.
NOV 6   MINSTER ABBEY PROBED AND DUG ,FOUNDATIONS FOUND,LEAD AND A
          GUTTER.A BLOCK OF BUILDINGS THAT OCCUPIED 3 SIDES OF A LARGE
          QUADRANGLE CAN BE TRACED. SHEPPEY CLAY AND SOIL.
NOV 13  LONG LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS. THE QUEEN GIVES 500 FOR RESTORING
          MINSTER ABBEY. RESULTS OF DOCKYARD APPRENTICES EXAM.
NOV 27  NEW RAILWAY STATION AT BRIDGE ROAD FOR NEXT YEAR. THE SALVATION
          ARMY MENTIONED A FEW TIMES ,ILLEGAL  ETC
DEC 4   A PETITION BY 315 PROTESTING AT THE ROUGH TREATMENT OF THE
          SALVATION ARMY.
DEC 11  REOPENING OF THE WESLEYAN CHAPEL AFTER MUCH WORK.
DEC 18  EXPLOSION AT FAVERSHAM GUNPOWDER WORKS. RAILWAY AT BRIDGE ROAD
          IS BEFORE PARLIAMENT.
DEC 25  SUBSCRIPTION LIST TO MAIDSTONE HOSPITAL. " CHRISTMAS EVE IN
          MINSTER ABBEY " TRANSCRIBED FROM  PHONOGRAPHY BY J.L.NYE.
        1881.
JAN 1   ANCHOR OF ARTIC SHIP "TERROR" FOUND TO BE PRESERVED  SCHOOL BOARD
          ELECTION ,RESULTS OF POLL. NATIONAL SCHOOL PRIZE WINNERS LIST.
JAN 8   CHATHAM DOCKYARD TO BE LIT WITH ELECTRICTY.
JAN 15  PRIZE FIGHT AT QUEENBOROUGH -53 ROUNDS. "THE FRIENDLY GHOST"LONG
          POEM RE CHURCHYARD AT  ABBEY MINSTER BY JOHN SAFFERY.
JAN 22  LONG LIST OF SUBSCIBERS TO THE SOUP KITCHEN.
JAN 29  LONG LIST OF "SEA SHORE" AND LENGTHS OF SALTINGS GIVEN ,NOW
          LOST. "A SEA WALL IS A MUST".RECENT GALES VERY SEVERE SEE ALSO
          FEB 12th.
FEB 12  MILE TOWN GIRLS SCHOOL , PRIZE LIST.
FEB 19  RE WELL SUNK IN 1805 (BY BOARD OF GUARDIANS)
FEB 26  LIST OF SUBSCIBERS TO KAV..
APR 9   SCRIPTURE EXAM RESULTS LIST.
APR 30  SIR.EDWARD READ AT BAZAAR,WESLEYAN METHODIST CHURCH.
MAY 28  LONDON GEOLOGISTS SOCIETY VISITS SHEPPEY, SPINE OF WHALE RECENTLY
          FOUND AT MINSTER CHURCH. RE SKULLS ON THE SURFACE AT WARDEN
          CHURCH, SOON TO FALL INTO SEA.
JUN 4   OPEN ALL SCHOOL FACILITIES TO THE PUBLIC-EDITOR.
JUN 11    REOPENING OF MINSTER ABBEY CHURCH, HISTORY OF WARDEN CHURCH AND
          THE REBUILDING-GOOD- SEE ALSO JUN 18th. 25th, AND JUL 2nd.
          WESLEYAN PRIZE LIST DAY SCHOOL.
JUN 25  DOCKYARD EXAM ENTRANCE RESULT. RESULT OF THE 19th. ANNUAL BARGE
          RACE -ERITH TO NORE AND BACK.
JUL 9   RESTORATION OF QUEENBOROUGH CHURCH.
JUL 23  MILE TOWN SCHOOL PRIZE LIST.
AUG 11  QUEENBOROUGH FAIR.
SEP 17  "QUEEN PHILLIPA "RECENTLY ERECTED ON THE SITE OF "RAILWAY HOTEL"-
          BURNT DOWN 10 YEARS AGO. WESLEYAN MINISTERS IN KENT.
        1881.
OCT 1     LIST OF POST OFFICES AND BOXES IN SHEPPEY.
OCT 15  CO-OP MEETING  VERY LONG REPORT.
OCT 22  FIRE AT NEW RIDES FARM EASTCHURCH-3,000 DAMAGES GREAT EASTERN
          AUCTIONED AT LLOYDS WITHDRAWN AT 30,000 
OCT 29  BARGE"QUEEN EMMA"LOST AT SEA .MASTER.GEORGE EASON Jrn.OF MILTON.
OCT 29    CHANNEL TUNNEL WELL UNDER WAY.
NOV 12  LONG LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS., DAILY HOURS TO BE WORKED IN THE
          DOCKYARD THIS YEAR.
NOV 26  GREEDY LORD CHEYNEY.
DEC 10    FIRE AT THE DOCKYARD CHURCH.
          A SKATE, 6FT- 7" LONG, 5FT. ACROSS, WT.100 LBS.CAUGHT AT
          GRAVESEND.
                LIST OF SUBSCIBERS TO THE HOSPITAL.
DEC 17  ECOM. SOCIETY WJ.PENNEY IN CHAIR. PRESIDENT.
DEC 24  NATIONAL SCHOOL PRIZE LIST.
                COURT LEET POEM & YS IS YE BOKE OF BOB-FRYERE
                TOWN CLOCK IS HIDDEN IN TRINITY CHURCH-WHY???
        1882.
JAN 7   ESTIMATE TO REPAIR DOCKYARD AFTER FIRE IS 4,700.
JAN 14  LONG LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS TO MAIDSTONE EYE HOSPITAL. GOOD SUMMARY
          OF LOCAL EVENTS.
FEB 11    TENDERS REQUIRED FOR NEW METHODIST CHAPEL EASTCHURCH
MAR 4   LONG LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS TO SOUP KITCHEN.
MAR 18  NAVAL ESTIMATES FOR SHEERNESS,SALARIES,TITLES,ETC.
MAR 25  BRUNSWICK HOUSE SCHOOL,BOYS UNDER 9-1 GUINEA/QUART.
APR 1   REMOVAL OF SHINGLE FROM  BEACH (CHANCERY COURT CASE)
APR 8   NEWLY FORMED CONSERVATIVE PARTY ASS.FOR SHEPPEY.
APR 15  DEFINITION OF LATHE OF SCRAY & ORIGINAL.
MAY 6   SJAB TO START HERE.
MAY 20  DESTRUCTION OF FLUSHING PIER AT QUEENBOROUGH-FIRE.
JUN 24  DEPUTATION TO USE SHEERNESS FOR FLUSHING TRAFFIC.
JUL 1   LANDSLIDE AT SHEPPEY CLIFFS.
JUL 8   INDIAN SHELLS FOUND IN MINSTER CLIFFS.
JUL 15  SHEPPEY SLIPPING INTO SEA, WARDEN, MINSTER ETC.
JUL 29  BLUE RIBBON ARMY.(3 LONG PARAS.)
AUG 5   ARCH. SOCTY. VISITS MAIDSTONE,LEEDS.ETC. WORKHOUSE COSTS PER MAN
          IS 8s-4d /WEEK.LIST OF FOOD
AUG 28  SHEPPEY TALES-CHRISTMAS EVE IN MINSTER CHURCH.SEP 2nd.
SEP 2   NEW SUBMARINE BUILT IN ENGLAND. LETTER RE FIRE BRIGADE NEEDED FOR
          SHEERNESS(& OCT 7th)
SEP 9   LANDSLIP,WARDEN DECREASED BY 1/2 SINCE 1606, 433 ACRES THEN,200
          ACRES NOW.
SEP 16  31 PRIVATE ADVERTISED SCHOOLS WITH 712 CHILDREN, OTHERS 2,344
          CHILDREN.  1881 CENSUS.
SEP 30  GREAT DISASTROUS FIRE IN MILE TOWN,( 2 PARAS.) SHEERNESS NATIONAL
          SCHOOLS SHORT LIST .
OCT 7   SHEPPEY TALES.-THE FOUR TRAVELLERS (DATED 1831.)
          V.G.DESCRIPTION OF SHEPPEY SOUNDS AT NIGHT FROM SEA.
          DESCRIPTION OF NORE LIGHTSHIP,QUARTERS AND FOOD'
OCT 14  ADVERT. FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR FIRE BRIGADE. 21 TO 35. FIRE AT BLUE
          HOUSE (NORWOOD) FARM,EASTCHURCH.
OCT 21  CO-OP BUYS A BOAT "ADOLPHE & LAURA" FOR COAL TRADE 89 FT. LONG
          260 TONS. WATER RESERVOIR TO BE CONSTRUCTED ON HALFWAY HILL.TOM
          THUMB VISITS SHEERNESS AGAIN.
OCT 28  LONG LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS TO THE REGATTA.
NOV 18  SHEPPEY TALES-THE COW THAT WENT TO CHURCH-PART 1.
        1882.
NOV 25  SMALL ELEPHANT WASHED ASHORE AT LEYSDOWN. THOMAS TWIGG,AGED 21
          AT THE WORKHOUSE REFUSED TO WORK, DEAF AND DUMB,-10 DAYS HARD
          LABOUR.
DEC 2   BETHEL CHAPEL HISTORY,LAYING MEMORIAL STONE OF NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL
          HOPE STREET.
DEC 16  EASTCHURCH NATIONAL SCHOOL LONG LIST OF PRIZE WINNERS.
DEC 23  SHEERNESS NATIONAL SCHOOL LONG LIST OF PRIZE WINNERS.
DEC 25  SHEERNESS 25 YEARS AGO,NO WATER SUPPLY, DOCKYARD WELL AND TWO
          PRIVATE WELLS ONLY.
        1888.
JAN 21  THE DUTCH INVADE-V.G. DESCRIPTION  ETC.ALSO IN VOL 17 ARCH CANT.
FEB 25  BRASS LECTERN PRESENTED TO TRINITY CHURCH.
MAR 3   1,748 HIRED HANDS TOTAL NOW EMPLOYED IN DOCKYARD.
MAR 24  6,000 ESTABLISHED MEN IN DOCKYARD.     
APR 14  TWO THATCHED COTTAGES NEAR PIGTAIL BURNT OUT.
MAY 12  THE TOWN CLOCK AGAIN ! TO BE MOVED.
MAY 19  SINCE 1863 14,500 BIRTHS ,6,500 DEATHS ON SHEPPEY.
MAY 26  FOUNDATION STONE LAID FOR NEW WESLEYAN CHAPEL AT QUEENBOROUGH.
JUN 2   THE ARMADA TERCENTENARY .LOCAL INCIDENT UNKNOWN TO MANY,THAT THE
          MOST VUNERABLE PART OF SHEPPEY WAS NOT SHIRE-NASSE BUT AT WARDEN.
          TROOPS WERE STATIONED THERE,MANY,AS CAN BE SEEN FROM THE RECORDS
          OF THE CHURCH. DEATHS AMONG THE TROOPS WERE MANY, SOMETIMES 6 OR
          7 PER WEEK.
JUN 9,16  A WEEKS CYCLING TRIP THROUGH KENT,SURREY,HAMPSHIRE AND SUSSEX -
          VERY GOOD ACCOUNT.
SEP 8   WHALE CAUGHT AT GILLINGHAM,36 1/2 FT. LONG.
JUL 7   QUEENBOROUGH ,THE PUMP AT SWALE ROW.THE WELL IS TO BE REBORED ,
          290 FT. DEPTH  REQUIRED.
JUL 14  OPENING OF NEW WESLEYAN CHAPEL AT QUEENBOROUGH.
AUG 4   WATERSPOUT OFF SHEERNESS.
                VICARS OF SHEPPEY CHURCHES NAMED.       
AUG 11  KENT ARCH. SOCIETY VISIT HYTHE AND NEWINGTON.
OCT 6   FIRE AT MOCKETTS FARM AND VANITY FARM.
OCT 13  RE ABOVE ,2,000 DAMAGE ,MAN CHARGED.
NOV 10  CYRSAN. SHOW. LONG LIST OF WINNERS.
NOV 24  "JOLLY SAILOR" BLUETOWN, DESTROYED BY FIRE.
DEC 8   HORTI.SHOW PRIZES.
DEC 29  PRIZEWINNERS AT SCHOOL.
 
        1889.
FEB 23  THE MAYOR OF QUEENBOROUGH,A.W,HOWE,PRESENTS TO THE FREE LIBRARY
                A RARE EDITION OF SHAKESPEARS WORK IN 3 VOLUMES.
                DIET IN THE WORKHOUSE ,VERY DETAILED.
MAR 2   MINSTER HAS 85 DWELLINGS,357 PEOPLE. BETWEEN MINSTER AND HALFWAY
          HOUSES THERE ARE 10 DWELLINGS,59 PEOPLE,NOT INCLUDING FARM
          HOUSES. ALL WATER IS FROM THE WELL AT THE UNION HOUSE 1/4 MILE
          FROM THE CENTRE OF THE VILLAGE, 1/2d FOR TWO BUCKETS.HALF WAY
          HOUSES 53 DWELLINGS,222 PE0PLE ALL FARMWORKERS.
MAR 9   FIRE AT LARGE THATCHED COTTAGE,BUILDING FORMELY THE PARISH
          WORKHOUSE,BURNT TO THE GROUND,ADJOINS THE NEW WESLEYAN CHAPEL.
MAR 30  NAVAL ESTIMATES FOR SHEERNESS ,N0. OF EACH TRADE TO BE EMPLOYED,
          AND SALARY.
APR 13  POWDER MONKEY AT TRAFALGAR,-HIS STORY-( 100YEARS OLD.)
APR 27  SHEPPEY CONSERVATIVE SOCIETY, 3 PARAS.
        1889.
APR 27    EASTCHURCH CHARITIES.
MAY 11  LOST "UNLOADED TORPEDO" 5 REWARD .PROBABLY IMBEDDED IN MUD
MAY 18  HENSBROOK.EASTCHURCH,HIT BY 70 LBS. SHELL FIRED FROM SEA.
MAY 25  NEW ORGAN AT ST. PAULS.
JUN 1   SCIENTIFIC VISITORS TO SHEPPEY,RE FOSSILS ETC..
JUL 13  GREAT EASTERN TO BE BROKEN UP.
AUG 24  BUFFALOES MEET AT SHEERNESS AND CHATHAM. SEE ALSO AUG 31st.
        SHEERNESS REPULSES(?) ENEMY(?)  ATTACK.A CHILEAN WAR CRUISER
                WITH NO FLAG.
AUG 31  FIRE AT SOUTH LEES FARM ,LOWER ROAD TO EASTCHURCH.
SEP 7   FIRE AT ROWETTS FARM EASTCHURCH ,4 HORSES LOST.
OCT 5   COMMEMERATING "OLD CHARTER DAY " AT QUEENBOROUGH.
OCT 26  SHEPPEY UNITED CRICKET CLUB ,BAT/BOWL AVERAGE FOR SEASON.
NOV 16  PROVINCIAL MAYORS FOR ENGLAND (2 PARAS.)-POLITICAL.
DEC 7   QUEEN AUTOGRAPHS BOOK IN QUEENBOROUGH'S FREE LIBRARY.
DEC 14  WAGES OF THE VARIOUS TRADESMEN IN THE DOCKYARD.
DEC 21  PRIZE LIST OF THE SCIENCE CLASS.
DEC 28  LONG LIST OF WINNERS AT THE WESLEYAN SCHOOLS, 2 PARAS..
        1890.
JAN 11  THE ANCIENT WAY TO MINSTER WAS VIA BEACH. (NOT HALFWAY).
                BARTON'S POINT FORT IS BEING BUILT.
JAN 18  MODEL YACHT CLUB TO BE STARTED? SEE ALSO FEB 9th.
FEB 8?  LEATHER BREECHES FROM THE QUEEN TO THE MAYOR OF QUEENBOROUGH,
                OLD STORY!.
          ACCIDENT TO HMS. BARRACOUTA ,LIST OF INJURED.
MAR 8   WORKHOUSE WELL MACHINERY BROKEN ,WATER IS AVAILABLE AT ABBEY WELL
MAR 15  NAVAL ESTIMATES, N0. OF MEN IN DOCKYARD ETC..SEE ALSO MAR 22nd.
APR 19  LANDSLIP AT TROUT'S FARM EASTCHURCH ,1 ACRE FELL OVER CLIFF.
                LIST OF PRIZE WINNERS.
MAY 17  HISTORY OF, AND PRICES REALISED FOR, TURNERS PAINTING OF
          SHEERNESS 7,450 LATEST PRICES.
JUN 7   QUEENBOROUGH "STAMP'S" CHARITY. 500 INVESTED FOR THE WIDOWS OF
                FREEMEN OF THE BOROUGH. DOCKYARD ENTRANCE EXAM. RESULTS.
JUN 14  BETHEL PRIZE WINNERS LIST.
JUN 21  RE WELL IN EDWARD STREET,UNSAFE .TOP TO BE BRICKED OVER.?
JUL 5   RE ABOVE WELL-IT IS IN A CHAMBER 25FT.IN DIAM.ENTRANCE IS FROM
          THE BASEMENT OF NO. 8. WELL AT SURFACE IS 6FT. IN DIAM. 160ft.
          DEEP-232ft.
AUG 9   THE LAST OF THE ROTTING PADDLE SHIPS, GREAT EASTERN.
                CHURCH CLOCKS BUILT BY J.W.BENSON. IN KENT.
AUG 16  REPORTS ON ALL SHEPPEY SCHOOL STANDARDS.
AUG 23  SHRIMP TERRACE ? TO BE BUILT.
AUG 23  SHEPPEY UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB TO START UP.& AUG 30th UNDER WAY.
                "HOPSONS" CHARITY -MINSTER SCHOOL.
AUG 30  BALANCE SHEET OF COUNCIL.
                RE WELL IN EDWARD ST. SALT IS IN THE WATER,PLUS TIMBER PLUS IT'S
          TOO HARD AND THEREFORE NO USE .
SEP 13  WHITSTABLE OYSTER SEASON NOW OPEN (3/- PER DOZEN.)
SEP 20  NEW WELL TO BE SUNK NEXT TO THE EXISTING WELL IN TRINITY ROAD.
                BRASS ERECTED IN DOCKYARD CHURCH RE LOSS OF HMS. WASP.
                SHEERNESS MOCK ATTACK  BY THE MILITARY.
                SHEERNESS SWIMMING CLUB RESULTS.
SEP 27  STEAM ROLLER TO BE HIRED FOR SHEPPEY ROADS.
OCT 18  PRIOR TO 1720 THE ONLY WAY TO MINSTER WAS VIA BARTON'S POINT.
        1892.
JAN 2   RETROSPECT OF YEAR 1891.
                PRIZE LIST WESLEYAN DAY SCHOOL.
JAN 16  PRIZE LIST NATIONAL SCHOOL.
                VERY LONG LETTER DESCRIBING VANCOUVER IN 1891 2,PARAS.& APR 23rd.
JAN 16    16 & 30th.-COUNCIL TO TAKE OVER THE RUNNING OF THE PIER.ETC.
JAN 30  34 APPLICATIONS TO RENEW CAB LICENSES.
FEB 13  OPENING OF ALMA ROAD SUNDAY SCHOOL.
FEB 20  OUTBREAK OF FOOT AND MOUTH ,COWSTEAD FARM.
MAR 5   QUEENBOROUGH TO BE SUPPLIED WITH WATER,COST 1,000.
MAR 19  TEMPERANCE SONS OF PHOENIX A.J.O.T.A.S.P. LODGE NO.110.
MAR 26  THE BARGE "WELCOME" FOUNDERS OFF SHEERNESS.
APR 2   COOKERY TO BE TAUGHT IN SHEPPEY SCHOOLS.
APR 30  SOUP KITCHEN , LIST OF NAMES.
MAY 21  BARGE "MINNIE" FOUND DERELICT LADEN WITH HAY.
JUN 4   BARGE "OTHELLO" FOUNDERED NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE THAMES.
JUN 11  LIST OF SHEPPEY SHOPKEEPERS.
JUN 18  LIST OF DOCKYARD ENTRANCE EXAM. RESULTS.
JUN 25  NEW CLOCK FOR HOO CHURCH , MADE BY BENSON.
JUL 9   SHEPPEY SUNDAY SCHOOL PRIZE LIST.
JUL 30          LIST OF FARMERS IN SHEPPEY, APPROX 30 NAMES,.
SEP 3   FIRE AT 3 HOUSES /SHOPS.  1,200-1,500 DAMAGE.
                WYBURNS, FIRE.
SEP 10  EASTCHURCH FLOWER AND VEG. SHOW LIST OF WINNERS.
SEP 10  PROPOSED WATER SUPPLY FOR QUEENBOROUGH.
SEP 17  EVENING CLASSES FOR SHEPPEY.
                LONG LIST OF SHEPPEY RESIDENTS RE VOTING LIST CLAIMANTS.
OCT 1   CHARTER DAY AT QUEENBOROUGH WILL NEVER DIE OUT.
OCT 15  HEAD TEACHERS AND ASSISTANTS SALARY.
OCT 22  SITE OF THE FIRST CO-OP IS MR.CHITTICKS HIGH STREET. OPPOSITE
          THE TARTARS HEAD.
NOV 5   LONG LIST OF NAMES FROM THE FLOWER SHOW.
NOV 12  QUEENBOROUGH MAYOR IS ELECTED,WHO SIGNED THE ANNUAL ROLL WHICH
          IS AS LONG AS THE TOWN PIER.
NOV 26  ROYAL OAK ,EAST END LANE, DESTROYED BY FIRE.
DEC 17  POULTRY SHOW PRIZE WINNERS & DEC 24th.
DEC 24  PRIZE LIST ,WESLEYAN DAY SCHOOL,NATIONAL DAY SCHOOL,SHEPPEY
          SCHOOLS..
DEC 31  SUMMARY OF THE WORLD EVENTS 1892.
               
        1893.
JAN 14  YMCA SITE ETC. ETC.
JAN 21  ROADS IN SHEERNESS COSTS 200 PER MILE TO LAY DOWN.
MAR 4   RUGBY FOOTBALL IN SHEPPEY, DESCRIPTION OF RULES OF PLAY.
MAR 11  NAVAL ESTIMATES, N0. IN EACH SECTION OF THE DOCKYARD & SALARY.
MAR 25  FIREMEN NOW HAVE ELECTRIC BELLS FITTED IN THEIR HOUSES,CONNECTED
          WITH THE FIRE STATION.
APR 1   FARMERS DINNER -GOOD LIST OF NAMES.
                PAST MAYOR OF QUEENBOROUGH,TALES OF, FREE DREDGERS,LIGHTS IN
          WINDOWS.ETC.
APR 8   HMS.TOURMALINE PAID OFF,CREW HAS 7 WEEKS LEAVE, THEN OFF TO WEST
          INDIES.QUEENBOROUGH WESLEYAN CHAPEL IS NOW LICENSED FOR WEDDINGS.
APR 22  LONG LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS TO THE LETHBRIDGE NURSING HOME.
MAY 6   WORKHOUSE WELL COLLAPSES. SMALLPOX AT SITTINGBOURNE. MAYOR HAS
          COPY OF MIDDLETONS COMEDY "MAYOR OF QUEENBOROUGH " & JUN 7th
                BROUGHT IN AUCTION AT LONDON FOR 7/6d  PRINTED IN 1661.
MAY 13  FEMALE INMATES AT THE WORKHOUSE COMPLAIN AT COAL SKUTTLE HATS.
MAY 20  ODDFELLOWS KENT COUNTY CONFERENCE AT SHEERNESS-VERY LONG REPORT.
        1893.
MAY 27  SUBSCRIBERS TO SOUP KITCHEN.
JUN 10  DOCKYARD APPRENTICES EXAM. RESULTS.
JUN 17  SHORT LIST OF SUNDAY SCHOOL CHILDREN.
JUL 8   WINNER OF PIANO EXAM. LONG LIST.& JUL 15th.     
                WORKHOUSE WELL- A FEW DETAILS.
JUL 22  FIRE NEXT TO SEA VIEW HOTEL ,SHOP AND 3 ROOMS.  THE BASE OF THE
          OLD MILL PULLED DOWN A FEW YEARS SINCE, WAS UNDAMAGED.
AUG 5   PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL IN SPRING GARDEN PASSAGE PULLED DOWN
          LAST WEEK. EVENING CONTINUATION SCHOOLS SUGGESTED.
AUG 12  LONG LETTER FROM VANCOUVER, OLD SHEERNESS MAN ON WHALING
          EXPEDITION.
AUG 26  COMMENT ON RECENT FIRES, HIGH STREET,MILL HOUSE (BROADWAY.)
          HIGHLANDERS (MINSTER)
SEP 2   ADMIRALTY HOUSE IN THE DOCKYARD BUILT FOR KING WILLIAM 1V.
          DAMAGED.
SEP 2   FIRE AT SWANLEY FARM, TELEGRAM SENT TO THE FIRE BRIGADE.
                TRANSFER OF PIER.
SEP 23  TECHNICAL SCHOOL TO BE BUILT.
SEP 30  COST OF SCHOOL BOARDS ON RATES.
                EGGS FOUND IN THE WALLS OF QUEENBOROUGH CHURCH,AS A SACRIFICE.
OCT 21  EVENING CLASSES START. FEES ARE 3d. PER WEEK.
NOV 11  QUEENBOROUGH ,ELECTION OF THE MAYOR.
NOV 18  SHEERNESS FIRE BRIGADE AT THE LORD MAYOR'S SHOW IN LONDON.
                PRIZEWINNERS LIST, TECHNICAL EDUCATION CLASSES.
DEC 16  FOOTBALL GROUND TO BE LAID OUT IN BOTANY ROAD.
DEC 23  PRIZE WINNERS LISTS AT SHEPPEY SCHOOLS.
                (WEATHER DATA OF SHEPPEY IN MOST ISSUES).
        1896.
FEB 8   CONSECRATION OF NEW BURIAL GROUND AT WYBURNS FARM MINSTER 1/2
          ACRES.
MAR 7   "FACTOR" BARGE.
MAR 7   NAVAL ESTIMATES.
MAR 21  ST. PATRICK DAY CELEBRATION.
MAR 7   TOTAL NO. OF SCHOOL CHILDREN ON SCHOOL BOOKS = 3,110.
MAR 21  144, HIGH STREET ,FRIED FISH SHOP,FIRE -1,000 DAMAGE.
MAR 28  HOME RULE FOR MINSTER WANTED.
                INDUSTRIAL EXIBITION ON SHEPPEY,LIST OF LOCAL WINNERS.
MAY 9   LONG LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS TO THE LETHBRIDGE NURSING SOCIETY.
MAY 23  SCRIPTURE PRIZE WINNERS.
JUL 7   17TH. ANNUAL BARGE SAILING RACE.
AUG 1   ARCH. SOCIETY VISITS SHEPPEY, NOTES ON THE TOWN HALL OF
          QUEENBOROUGH AND THE CHURCH.
SEP 5   EVENING CLASS PRIZE LIST. LONG.
OCT 17  LETTER FROM AMERICA RE CONDITIONS.
OCT 24  SCHOOL TEACHERS SALARY ON SHEPPEY.
                THE OLD MAYOR OF QUEENBOROUGH.
OCT 31  A GOOD DESCRIPTION OF SHEERNESS CARNIVAL.





        1900.
JAN 13  SHEPPEY LIGHT RAILWAY TO BE STARTED.
JAN 27  PRIZE LIST OF QUEENBOROUGH PUPILS.
MAR 3   A COLOURED UNION JACK PRINTED ON PAGE ONE-HALF THE PAGE-
                RE THE RELIEF OF LADYSMITH.
MAR 3   JUBILEE OF CO-OP,50 YEARS, NAMES OF 15 ORIGINAL PIONEERS.
                NAVAL ESTIMATES.
MAR 24  DATES OF OLD DEEDS OF OLD PROPERTY,ESP "OLD HOUSE AT HOME"
                DOCKYARD APPRENTICES PRIZE LIST.
MAR 31    CHEYNEY ROCK OYSTER GROUND,HISTORY,DATES,ETC.
MAY 4   CHILDRENS EXIBITION  LONG LIST OF NAMES.
MAY 19  SHEPPEY LIGHT RAILWAY ,DESCRIPTION OF ROUTE.
MAY 26  NEW ? PIER OPENED & HISTORY OF OLD ONE IN 1801.
JUN 16  WELLS TO BE CONNECTED BY A TUNNEL ?.
JUN 23  TRAMS FOR SHEPPEY, & 30th.
JUN 23  CHEYNEY ROCK OYSTER GROUND BEFORE THE HIGH COURT.
JUL 7   DOCKYARD APPRENTICES ENTRY EXAM. RESULTS.(1 TO 83)
JUL 21  TERRIBLE FIRE AT QUEENBOROUGH PIER 100,000 DAMAGE.
JUL 28  THAMES BARGE SAILING RACE.
AUG 4   ISOLATION HOSPITAL FOR QUEENBOROUGH?
AUG 18  PRIZE LIST.
SEP 8   CARNIVAL AT SHEERNESS.
SEP 22  BROADWAY SCHOOL WILL BE READY FOR OCCUPATION ON NOV 9th
OCT 6   CHARTER DAY AT QUEENBOROUGH.
OCT 20  LONG SUBSCIPTION LIST.
OCT 27  BARGE HIT BY 6" SHOT.-FOUNDERED!
NOV 17  PRIZE LIST.
DEC 1   WATER FOR MINSTER.
DEC 8   LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS.
DEC 22  "HOPSONS" CHARITY PRIZE.
                HENRY RUSSEL COMPOSER OF SHEERNESS.
DEC 29  PRESERVATION OF ROCHESTER KEEP COMPLETED.
                PRIZE LIST.
                                                 
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