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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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."


The end of the1820s and beginning of 1830s saw the development of a huge project to lay out a Ryde Esplanade and included the building of large residential properties where previously there had been sand dunes, the area known as 'The Duver.'