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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Consequence of the Storm 1881

Both photographs taken January 1881 show the vessels alongside the damaged railway pier.

The Penny Illustrated 22 January 1881
Ryde was visited by a terrific storm on Monday and Tuesday (17th & 18th January 1881) accompanied by snow. Two large colliers, the Havelock and the John Ward, were blown against the new iron railway pier, which had just been erected and carried away about 200ft of that structure. Business was entirely suspended, and the streets were filled with snow-banks.

images: RSHG Archive Roy Brinton Collection