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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All you need is half a pint of water in a glass, drop in a leech and tie a piece of muslin over the top.


A young couple met at the Brighton Deaf School and were later married at St. John's Church, Ryde.


Pay a visit to the corset maker in Cross Street, or the lapidary in the Colonnade. Perhaps you would rather hire a fast sailing cutter yacht or purchase a marine painting.


Ladies, we are told, are growing tired of lawn tennis. When tennis came in it was an easy, rather lazy, go-as-you-please kind of game.


What better street entertainment in the summer than a good old fashioned Punch and Judy show.


Suddenly they heard stealthy footsteps creeping up the stairs, and then moving about in the upper room. Burglars!