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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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.


"Winter's Pie" and "Printers Pie" were magazines published to raise money for various Benefit Funds


The showrooms have shown a certain change. Now the great majority of the new models are marked by a simplicity of style.


It has needed the War to make known the facilities now in existence for the rapid and clean healing of wounds.


Dealing with the difference in behaviour of schoolboys in last century and their modern successors the Bishop of Portsmouth at Ryde School on Tuesday related how, in the old days, a young master taking his first class was greeted with uproar.


The women of the land are responding nobly to the appeal made by the British Red Cross Society, and scores of garments have been received, but hundreds more are required.


Franz Ferdinand was an Archduke of Austria-Este, Austro-Hungarian and Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia, and from 1889 until his death, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne.