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 September 1918 when all were praying that the Great War would end a Pansy Day was held.

An unusual delivery arrived at Ryde PO when it was invaded by 1,500 chickens.

Regular bus users on the Ryde-Newport route will no doubt be aware of the hysterical fare.

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