Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
  • MENU

Features & Stories

"At the recent election for the Isle of Wight, a Riot at Ryde so terrified Mr Cole, agent for Captain Hammond, the Protectionist candidate, that he fell dead."


Valentine's Day is celebrated on 14 February by many people throughout the world and traditionally is when lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards and giving gifts.


Several friends of the Campanologists of the town, assembled at the long room at Stratton's Hotel Tap, and with a merry peal ushered in the new year.