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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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