A Topographical and Historical Guide to the Isle of Wight

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General Books, May 18, 2012 - 46 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 Excerpt: ... Lugley Street, was first established in 1761, for the education of girls, and is supported by endowments and contributions. The number of children on the establishment is twenty, who are fed, lodged, and clothed. SEMINARIES. There are several educational establishments for both sexes, in the town; among those having the greatest reputation, for young gentlemen, are Mr. Clarke's, Corn Market; Mr. Andrew's, High Street; the Rev. Mr. Kell's, Quay Street; Rev. Charles "Worsley, St. John's Terrace; and Mr. Martin's, Coppin's Bridge. For young ladies, may be enumerated Miss Nicholson's, High Street; Miss Crooke's, Holyrood Street; Misses Tupper, Croker House; and Miss Nichols', Holyrood Street. There are also several able professors of Music, Dancing, Drawing, French, and other accomplishments. THE FAIR is held annually, at Whitsuntide, in the High Street and neighbourhood, and continues three days: like other fairs in various parts of the country, it has gradually departed from its character of a market, and assumed that of a pleasure fair. The neighbourhood look forward to it for relaxation from the toils of the year, and as the period of innocent recreation. During the continuance of this Fair no writ can be executed in Newport, except the writs issued from the Pie Poudre Court of the Borough. THE BARGAIN SATURDAYS are held on the three Saturdays nearest Michaelmas, for the bargaining or hiring servants for the ensuing year; the servant girls and the male servants assemble at different parts of the town, which on these occasions presents a scene of bustle and activity. The servants are hired for the year. It appears to be similar to the statute fair in other parts of England. ARCHERY. The fashionable and elegant amusement of Archery was introduced into t...

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