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 formerly known as the Kent Hotel, reputedly where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert lodged when house hunting and viewing Osborne.


This unusual style arch by the pavement, at the entrance to The Melville, on the north side of Melville Street.


The date above the window 1872. The former Osborne Private Hotel and then became the Solent Court


'STROUD GROCER’ can be seen clearly on the wall.  The business was run by Mr Edward George Stroud, and although he died in 1919 the grocers shop still traded under his name until at least 1935.


Although not exactly architecture, we couldn't resist showing this  interesting piece of old street furniture, still remaining in Monkton Street, Ryde.


This building in West-street was erected in loving memory of Robert & Elizabeth Milligan by their daughter Sophia Milligan, in 1880.


See the ornate features on the tower of St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, High Street, Ryde. Originally called St Marie's Roman Catholic Church.