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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During the week the Pier Pavilion has been occupied by the Willow Pattern Serenaders, one of the cleverest and most entertaining little companies ever seen in Ryde. 

The new Steamboat Service commencing on Monday 14 June 1909, between Ryde and Southsea, also between Ryde and Sea View, by the saloon steamer “Prince Eddie” at popular fares.

The difference between rising every morning at six and eight, in the course of forty years, amounts to 29,200 hours.

During the last week the inhabitants of Ryde, especially those living near the Esplanade, have had the opportunity of witnessing a number of very interesting experiments.

There is no doubt that occasionally Churchmen do hit on the weaknesses which keep men away from church,

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.