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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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.


"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.