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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The world's first commercially produced Christmas card, designed by John Callcott Horsley for Henry Cole in 1843.


George Hatfield joined the Kings Own Rifle Corps in 1855, aged 12, following in his father's footsteps.


ST PATRICK'S DAY BALL - We would draw special attention to the Grand Fancy Dress Ball to be held in the Town Hall on Monday night (St Patrick's Day). It is a Peace Ball and will be one of the most notable events of the season.


Charles John Huffam Dickens was born in Portsmouth on February 7th 1812 and is generally considered to be one of the greatest English novelists of the Victorian period.