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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What a boon sunshine is and how different we all feel. The world seems a better place to live in.


A headstone recording 'unfortunately drowned' might infer that sometimes it is a fortunate event.


Perhaps the dog might be useful to aid charitable purposes. A collar was made, with the inscription, "Railway servants' dog, Brake." To the collar was attached a box, on which were painted the words, "Widows' and orphans' sick fund."


A cast of approximately fifty, escapologist, mimic, singers, dancers, juvenile troupe and an orchestra, what a Christmas treat for Ryde.


One hundred years ago there was trouble with a dog in Well Street.


He was an old hand about Ryde, the police had repeatedly threatened to lock him up and he could speak English well.


Any friend in the Town of Ryde or within one mile of its boundary, aged 80 or more in August 1869, could apply to receive some tasty treats.


Adult users of the Canoe Lake will not welcome its name "Children's Boating Lake."