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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Ann Barrett & David Harris
Ann Barrett & David Harris

In August our Research Team, led by Ann Barrett, added biographical detail to 34 records on the website.

Various archives have been searched and in these updates you will find details about:

* Report of the inquest into the death of Mrs Alice Band in July 1906, she was the wife of the proprietor or the Marine Hotel on the Esplanade.
* Details of the Military career of General Sir Samuel Brown VC
* Report of the death of Mr John Dimmer in September 1951. Mr Dimmer ran a stationery and printing business in Ryde for 55 years.
* Report of the death and military funeral of Major Charles Francis Mystyn Watkins in July 1913. Major Watkins was Officer in charge of Chatham District RE.

For the full list of additions in August 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.