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 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

Isle of Wight Observer July 3rd 1909: PIER PAVILION – On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday there will be nightly entertainments by the Non Parteils, the “Costume Concert Party.” On Thursday, Friday and Saturday Mr Alfred CAPPER, the famous thought-reader, will give entertainment which Mr. PUNCH himself described as “Cappertal.” July 3rd 1909: LIFEBOAT – The

Isle of Wight Observer June 5th 1909: POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT – The Band of the 8th Battalion (Princess Beatrice’s) Hampshire Regiment will again perform on the Western Esplanade on Sunday evening, when a collection will be made to aid the funds of the Royal I.W. County Hospital. June 5th 1909: FASHION – Apparently edible trimmings for

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