Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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This was a proud heading in the Isle of Wight County Press of January 1894. Ryde certainly hosted a wide range of entertainments to occupy those long winter nights.


Ryde has always enjoyed festivities during the Christmas season. The local papers reported on the many parties, balls and feasts which took place.


Engaged in one of the strangest experiments ever undertaken are Dr A M Case, formerly house surgeon at the County Hospital, and Mr Kenneth Whittle, granted a year's absence from his position as pathologist at the same institution.


In today's climate of strict rules for Health and Safety a headline like this would not be considered amusing. However 50 years ago one wonders if Roy's parents were even informed of their son's mishap.


In March 1915 the local press was advertising to encourage recruitment to the forces.