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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Ryde News February 1907 (100 Years ago) Isle of Wight Times & Hampshire Gazette Feb 7th, 1907: CONCERT – Mischa ELMAN, boy violinist, had a good reception on Monday at the Town Hall and delighted a large audience. Feb 7th, 1907: SUCCESSFUL – We are pleased to record that Mr. A. G. MEARS, son of

Isle of Wight Times & Hampshire Gazette Jan 3rd 1907: LIFEBOAT DISASTER – We are requested by the Mayor of Ryde, to state that he has opened a fund for the relief of sufferers, and to appeal to the kindly disposed inhabitants for their sympathy by sending subscriptions to the Town Hall. Jan 3rd 1907:

Ryde Happenings 1906, from IW Times and Hampshire Gazette

Snippets from IW Times & Hampshire Gazette, and IW County Press from 1906

IW Times & Hampshire Gazette: Aug 2nd, 1906: At a sale by auction in London on Thursday, the Victoria Cross medals and badge and Legion of Honour, awarded to the late Mr. W. T. RICKARD, realised £80, the purchaser being Canon VALBY of Winchester. Aug 9th 1906: On Thursday a bazaar and garden fete was

Isle of Wight Observer:- Nov 8th 1862: FREE HARMONIC – The proprietor of the Royal Eagle Hotel devotes his billiard room on Wednesday evenings to the cause of harmony. The excellent singing of Mr. MACHIN was well received and vociferously applauded by those present. Mr. SALTER accompanied on the pianoforte with his accustomed skill and

Isle of Wight Observer: Sept 7th 1867:  COMPETITION – An extra prize on the occasion of Ryde Royal Town Regatta, was offered by Mr. Charles HARCOURT, the manager of the theatre, for a skiff race ; to be rowed for by one hand by men of Ryde.  The prize was a telescope, value £4, which

Isle of Wight Observer: Aug 3rd 1867:  ROUND THE ISLAND – These favorite excursions seems to meet with more favor every year.  Several trips are made each week, and on Monday last no less than 108 persons left Ryde pier for this interesting voyage, which occupied about five hours.  Both Steampacket Companies seem likely to