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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May 1908 – 100 Years ago Isle of Wight Observer May 2nd 1908: PRESENTATION – The Mayor of Ryde presented the St. John’s-road Boys School with their medals won in the Ryde School’s League. May 2nd 1908: BOWLING GREEN – The Bowling Green on the Esplanade will probably be closed for another fortnight at least,


Isle of Wight Times Apr 9th 1908: RYDE MAN IN TIGER DISASTER – It is with regret we report that a well-known Ryde young man went down in the “Tiger”. He was Albert E. HAYLES, 2nd class petty officer, and he had just entered on his second term by completing 10 years service. He leaves


Isle of Wight Observer Mar 7th 1908: WHIST – Teams representing Ryde Conservative Working Men’s Club and Ryde Liberal Club, engaged in a friendly game of Whist on Monday evening at the rooms of the former, resulting in a win for the Liberals 236-230. Mar 7th 1908: FUND – The Crimean and Mutiny Veteran’s Fund


Isle of Wight Times & Hampshire Gazette Feb 6th 1908: RYDE BOROUGH BENCH – On Monday the licence of the Castle Hotel, High-street, Ryde, was temporarily transferred from Thomas F. BUTCHER to James AITKEN of the Bugle Inn, High-street. Feb 13th 1908: RYDE TOWN COUNCIL – discussed the proposed action of the Postal Authorities to


Ryde News Dec 1907 (100 years ago) IW Times Dec 12th 1907: CHRISTMAS BOXES – It seems that there is a danger even in giving Christmas boxes, for one may be hauled up under the Prevention of Corruption Act of 1906, the act will operate badly against the presenter. Dec 12th 1907: SKATING CARNIVAL –


Isle of Wight Times:- Nov 7th 1907: CHRYSANTHEMUM SHOW – The annual show was held at the Town Hall. Mr. GOBLE’s roses were splendid for the time of the year. Mr. DIMMICK showed a varied collection of plants and flowers. Nov 14th 1907: FOG – The fog on Monday caused the suspension of nearly all


Ryde & Ventnor Mercury Aug 17th 1907: THE POST – Stopped in the street and asked why he was an hour and half late, a postman said “It is those picture postcards.” On Thursday the Daily News had a leaderette on picture postcards, which said that the sending of these cards by one friend to


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: