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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At the Esplanade Pavilion on Friday week and Saturday the 2nd Ryde Sea Scout Group (Admiral Calthorpe’s Own) presented their fifth annual dramatic entertainment, and this year chose a musical play by Ralph Reader, entitled “The story of Mike.”

From a local report on 28 September 1895, it was stated that HMS Majestic, a splendid ship, was off Ryde on Monday for her torpedo trials, and attracted a good deal of interest there.

Mr Clifford Essex’s deservedly popular “Royal Pierrot Banjo Team” who have found so many imitators, will give concerts at the Town Hall, Ryde,.

Those who have never seen or heard the Edison Phonograph should pay a visit to the Esplanade Railway Waiting Room.

When the Royal Navy ships reached the end of their life as a sea-going battle ship, they were used for many other purposes.

That motor cars are driven in a very reckless manner in other places as well as the Isle of Wight, is evident from the fact that the Field has entered a protest.

In this month of the Coronation, it seems appropriate to feature this small article from the IW Observer 21 January 1922.

In the use of hot cross buns on Good Friday we are to trace the survival of a very ancient custom.

Frederick Jackson, of Warwick-street, a milkman, whose cry is very well known in certain streets of the town, was charged at the Ryde Borough Police Court, on Monday.