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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Ellis Palmer's shop in Union Street
Ellis Palmer's shop in Union Street

In December our Research Team added biographical information to 37 records on the website.

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

* Report of the death of Mr Ellis Palmer in September 1918, Mr Palmer ran an ironmonger’s business in Union Street for many years.

* Report into the death of two men from Ryde Martin Guy and William Cook who were struck by lightening in July 1900 while working for Mr Isaac Barton and building a stable in Nettlestone for Dr Godfrey

* Report into the death of Mr Harold Gascoigne Nutt in March 1918. Mr Nutt was a keen sportsman and had a successful career in banking before taking over running the Pier Hotel in Seaview in about 1905.

* Report of the death of Mr Charles William French in March 1952. Mr French had worked as a railwayman for 46 years prior to his retirement.

For the full list of records updated in December 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.