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 - Researcher
Ann Barrett - Researcher

Lots of interesting stories were uncovered by our Research Team in May including:

* Report of the death of Mr Louis Zink in August 1942. Mr Zink was a hairdresser with a shop in Union Street. He was justly proud of the fact that his establishment was patronised by Queen Victoria and other Royals.

* Report of the death of William Purser of Lake Superior, Elmfield, in May 1944. Mr Purser was an ex-sergt of the RFA and fought in France and Belgium in the First World War. He belonged to the IW branch of the Old Comtemptables since 1938.

* Report of the death of Walter Parker in January 1951. He had been a Captain in the Salvation Army for over 48 years before he retired.

* Report of a military tribunal held in October 1916 when Mr Farrand, for the Ryde Gas Company, appealed for their employees, Joseph Cocker, Edward Ebelthite and Frederick Tabor. The military dissented in the case of Cocker and Tabor and assented to a conditional exemption for Ebelthite.

For the full list of records updated in May 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.