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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Isle of Wight Observer May 1st 1915: BOWLING – The Ryde Bowling greens in the Eastern Esplanade Gardens will open for the season today. The greens are looking at their best. The opening match at the Bowling Club will be on Thursday next when the Mayor and Corporation will set the ball rolling in more

Isle of Wight Observer:- Apr 3rd 1915: CALL FOR CITIZEN SOLDIERS – Now that the King has bestowed his approval on the Volunteer Training Corps movement, and the War Office is inviting members to accept home service, it may be expected that the critics of Kitchener’s “last hope” will be silenced. Surely if a man

Isle of Wight Observer:- Mar 13th 1915: LICENSING – The Mayor said the Licensing Committee had decided to renew the licenses of the Rajah Brook and the Solent Hotel, and refer those of the Victoria Inn and the Cygnet for compensation. Mar 13th 1915: ADVERT – Modern School for Boys, Ashey Road, Ryde. Day and

Isle of Wight Observer:- Feb 6th 1915: INFLUENZA – A wave of mild influenza is sweeping over the country and keeping doctors everywhere busy.”luckily this year’s type,” a London physician told the Daily Mail on Thursday “seems to be a relatively mild one. If the victim goes to bed for two or three days the

Isle of Wight Observer:- Jan 2nd 1915: YULETIDE – The wounded soldiers at Hazelwood spent an enjoyable X’mas, nothing left undone to ensure their comfort and happiness. All the rooms presented a very seasonable appearance being charmingly decorated with evergreens, flags, etc., by the nursing staff. Jan 2nd 1915: HOSPITAL – The festivities were not

IW Observer & IW Times:- Dec 12th 1914: ADVERT – Mourning Cards, in the newest designs can be obtained at, The Observer Press, The Colonnade, Ryde. Dec 19th 1914: “CHRISTMAS CAROL” – All those interested in Charles DICKENS’ Works are promised an enjoyable evening at the Y.M.C.A. rooms on Monday next, when a rendering of

Isle of Wight County Press:- Nov 7th 1914: MINIATURE RIFLE CLUB – Col. E. W. CRADOCK, DL., JP., accepted the position of patron, and Mr. J.I. BARTON was elected as president, with eight members representing the working men, for the committee of the new club. Annual subscription was fixed at 2/6d. Nov 7th 1914: RELIEF

Isle of Wight Times:- Oct 1st 1914: SEASIDE TRADESMEN – A letter has been written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer directing his attention to the case of tradesmen in seaside towns whose summer trade has been disastrously effected by the outbreak of hostilities, and enquiring if an arrangement could be made whereby they might

Isle of Wight Times:- Sept 3rd 1914: GARMENTS – Enormous interest has been aroused among our lady readers by the publication of the official instructions for making the garments required by the British Red Cross Society. This week’s particulars are of a man’s sleeping suit and dressing gown. Sept 10th 1914: TERRITORIALS – On Thursday

Isle of Wight Times:- Aug 6th 1914: EDUCATION COMMITTEE – Miss HOWELL was appointed to the vacancy in the Infants department of the Ryde Church of England School.—The request of Mr. TRODD, headmaster of the Bettesworth-road School, for the use of the school house free of rent was granted. Aug 6th 1914: APPRECIATION – Quoting