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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Battersby's cycle shop
Battersby's cycle shop

In October our Research Team added biographical information to 40 records on the website.

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

* Report of the death of Mrs Mary Shearne in December 1940. She was the widow of Canon John Shearme who was vicar of Ryde from 1892 to 1905.

* Report of the death of Mrs Elizabeth Parker in February 1956, she came from a well known local family of Salvationists.

* Report of the death of Mrs Ellen Hollis in November 1930 she formerly held the licences of the Turks Head in Lind Street and the Eagle in the High Street.

* Report of the death of Mr Robert Battersby in February 1942. For over 35 years he had been associated with the cycle business in Hill Street Ryde first established by his father.

For the full list of records updated in October 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.

Image of Battersby’s Cycle shop from IWCP