100 years ago

June 15, 1918

TWO top military men joined the Sunday sermons in Ryde in connection with the Church Army Hut Week.

Col. E. W. Cradock from Devon presided the service and was supported by Admiral the Right Hon. Viscount Jellicoe

The reverend gave a speech and said it was wonderful how the hut movement had tended to keep their boys at the Front fit — mentally, physically and morally.

75 years ago

June 12, 1943

All Saints Gurnard Church celebrated it's 50th birthday with a cream tea.

The reverend of the parish said his memory of the church went back thirty years and he wished the congregation a very happy birthday.

More than 70 people attended the tea to celebrate the importance of the church in Gurnard.

50 years ago

June 8, 1968

Parents from across the Island complained to the County Press about conditions in primary schools.

The CP said: "We were surprised to see the magnitude of the problem. There are crowded classroom, inadequate buildings and substandard toilets."

It was thought that the post-war progress in education had stagnated, and primary schools had particularly felt the chill.

25 years ago
June 11, 1993

It was revealed that Marks and Spencer planned to open a store in Newport that was 'almost as big as the ones in Portsmouth and Southampton.'

M&S announced it submitted plans for a 40,000 square ft store on the former Jewson site.

The revelation ended more than a quarter of a century of speculation.

10 years ago
June 13, 2008

Environmental bosses predicted that the landfill site at Standen Heath would be full by 2015.

The waste report said shipping rubbish off the Island was not a viable alternative and that external consultants were unable to identify another site.

Stuart Love, IW Cllr, said the council were considering options for future waste management.