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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It's a long way from Nelson Street, Ryde to the mining town of Oraya in the Peruvian mountains.

Still remarkably active despite her 103 years is Mis Miss Louisa Way, of Briardale, Meaders Road, Ryde. Her dress is up-to-date and her interest in affairs lively.

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.