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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In February our Research Team, led by Ann Barrett, added biographical detail to 32 records on the website

Various archives have been searched and in this month’s additions you will find details:

* Report into the accident in Bremerhevan that caused the death of Captain George Austin in October 1888. Capt Austin was a well known pilot who lived in Princes Street, Ryde.

* Report of the death of Mr Henry Baker in January 1920. Mr Baker had been a blacksmith by trade and had also been employed by the Ryde Gaslight Company.

* Report of the death of Mr Charles Fallick in July 1928. Mr Fallick had been the publican at the Lake Huron public house in Upton Road, Ryde.

* Report of the death of Mr Walter Hills in July 1932. Mr Hills was a Lay Canon of Portsmouth Cathedral and took a considerable interest in the Parish Church. By profession he was a manufacturing chemist and had been three times president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. He had been apprenticed at Messrs Gibbs & Gurnell, Union Street, Ryde in the 1860s and later to Mr John Bell who ran a retail chemist shop in Oxford Street, London.

For the full list of additions in February please click on the link below.

If you are able to help with this fascinating aspect of our work and could spend even a short time at the Record Office, please contact Ann Barrett, the leader of our Research Team. You can contact Ann by clicking on the Contact button at the top of the page.