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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Snow and Storms hit Ryde in January 1881

Storms at Ryde 1881
Storms at Ryde 1881

Ryde was visited by a terrific storm on Monday and Tuesday (17th & 18th January 1881) accompanied by snow.

Two large colliers, the Havelock and the John Ward, were blown against the new iron railway pier, which had just been erected and carried away about 200ft of that structure.

Business was entirely suspended, and the streets were filled with snow-banks.


Source: The Penny Illustrated Paper and Illustrated Times Saturday 22 January 1881