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 7th 1910: IW HUNT RACES AT ASHEY – The races will be a gate meeting this year. Some of the County Police force are to be mounted for the regulation of traffic at the races. May 7th 1910: HOTELS – The re-opening of the Pier Hotel and the letting and


Isle of Wight Observer Apr 2nd 1910: IMPROVEMENTS AT THE GARDENS – The Corporation have decided to make a fresh entrance at the Eastern Gardens, near the Bowling Club Pavilion. It will be of considerable service when bands are playing from the bandstand, and access to the gardens from Dover-street entrance impeded by chairs. The


Isle of Wight Observer Mar 5th 1910: POPULAR CONCERT – Mrs. Violet LANE will be the vocalist at the popular concert on Monday. Among her songs will be Stephen ADAMS’ “Idle Words.” One of the instrumental items will be a “petite suite” for strings, composed by Mr. J. C. BEAZLEY, the well-known Ryde musician, which


Isle of Wight Observer Feb 5th 1910: LIFEBOAT – The Ryde lifeboat “Selina” was launched on Monday morning. The boat was examined by a committee of the Dublin Lifeboat Station, who have in view the construction of a craft similar to the Ryde lifeboat. Feb 5th 1910: TREE FELLING – Many people will regret to


Isle of Wight Observer Jan 1st 1910: HONOUR FOR LOCAL MAN – Ernie WILLIAMS, the Ryde footballer, has been chosen to play for Chelsea at Newcastle. Jan 1st 1910: FEWER MARRIAGES – There appears to be a decline in the number of marriages, at any rate amongst Nonconformists. We understand that there were only three


Isle of Wight Observer Dec 4th 1909: AN INCREASED FAMILY – The wife of Mr. A. MOSES of Brunswick-street, Ryde, presented him with two boys and a girl on Sunday last. All are doing well and appear quite healthy. The King’s bounty has been applied for and will no doubt be forthcoming. Dec 4th 1909:


Isle of Wight Observer Nov 6th 1909: FLOODS IN RYDE – Probably few people who saw the volume of water in the tunnel on the Esplanade thought it would be pumped out in under a week, but on Sunday night the tunnel was practically clear. Nov 6th 1909: LOCAL PATENT – Mr. E. STAVENOW of


October 1909 Isle of Wight Observer Oct 2nd 1909: RYDE LAWN TENNIS CLUB – The grounds of the Ryde Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club will be closed for the winter from tomorrow (Saturday), the weather having entirely broken up. The Club has had a very successful season and despite the unfavourable weather of the greater


Isle of Wight Observer Sept 4th 1909: HANDCUFF & BOX TRICKS – At the Pier Pavilion next week Mr. R. WISHART will appear in his mysterious handcuff, harness and double-box tricks, paper tearing and comic conjuring. Mr. WISHART’s various tricks were invented by himself and he has performed before a large number of notable people.


Aug 7th 1909: ROWING – Visitors may obtain boats on the slipway on the Esplanade or on the canoe lake. The Ryde Rowing Club issue tickets to visitors at 10s.6d. for one month, or £1 for the season, which entitles the holder to the full use of the club. Aug 7th 1909: CYCLE GYMKHANA AND