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 1909: RYDE ROWING CLUB – The dinner held annually by the members of the Ryde Rowing Club is fixed for Thursday evening next, when the President, Mr. W. Player BRIGSTOCKE, will occupy the chair. As this function is always very popular, there will no doubt be a large attendance

Isle of Wight Observer Apr 3rd 1909: GYMNASTICS DISPLAY – With the object of assisting the funds of the County Hospital and the Ryde District Nursing Association, a gymnastics display is to be given in the Town Hall, on Wednesday evening next, by the pupils attending Mr. T. H. FITZGERALDS’s Gymnasium, in Melville-street. Apr 3rd

Isle of Wight Observer Mar 6th 1909: POOR CHILDRENS BOOTS – By the instrumentality of Messrs. GARRETT, LEIGH, CRABB and others, who recently arranged a very successful affair at the Town Hall, a sum of over £20 was raised for the purpose of providing boots during this season of the year, for poor children. The

January 1909 – 100 years ago Isle of Wight Observer Jan 2nd 1909: CHILDREN FED BY POLICE – With characteristic generosity the Ryde Police Force today (Friday), made an effort to relieve some of the suffering brought to the town by the recent cold weather and prevailing unemployment. Some sixty children of the poorest class,

Isle of Wight Observer Dec 5th 1908: ADVERTISEMENT – Miss TURTLE has pleasure in announcing that her morning and evening classes for Ballroom and Fancy dancing are now being arranged. Private lessons by appointment. Schools visited. For terms apply “Riviera,” Pier-street, Ryde. Dec 5th 1908: WELL-KNOWN FOOTBALL REFEREE – This week “Athletic World” contains a

Isle of Wight Observer Nov 7th 1908: ST. JOHN’S CHURCH – On Thursday afternoon in last week, the well-known and talented performer, Mr. Guy MITCHELL, gave a brilliant recital on the recently restored organ. His masterly playing was greatly enjoyed by an appreciative audience. The programme included a sonata composed by the performer. Nov 21st

Isle of Wight Observer Oct 3rd 1908: ANNIVERSARY – Mr. George DAISH, who has been a familiar figure at the Isle of Wight County Hospital for more than half a century, celebrated his Golden Wedding on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. DAISH are 82 and 78 years of age respectively, and everyone will be glad to

Isle of Wight Observer Sept 5th 1908: HARRIERS – A race for novices was held in connection with Ryde Harriers at the Canoe lake on Thursday evening last week. The course was once around or about 1,000 yards. Sept 5th 1908: SPORTS AND CARNIVAL – The Athletic Sports and Carnival advertised to take place at

Isle of Wight Observer Aug 1st 1908: ACCIDENT – James NASH in the employ of Mr G. H. STAINER, fell down some steps at the dairy, high-street on Tuesday and fractured two ribs. He was taken to the Hospital and after treatment there, was sent to his home. Aug 1st 1908: FIRE – A curtain