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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From the time of their arrival on the Isle of Wight, which was on the 3rd July, 1874, the Crown Prince and Princess of Germany had very kindly shown a readiness to assist by their presence and patronage any institution which had for its object the good of others.


Humber Limited the well-known cycle company advertised this little book in 1901.


Mrs. Rosita Forbes told the story of her adventurous journey entitled “Kufra, The Secret of the Sahara,”


Mr and Mrs W H Eedle of Binstead have received a letter from their 12 year old son Donald who is on his way to Australia with 500 other evacuee children.


"She sank because she was rotten!" Arthur Mee's declaration on the Royal George catastrophe of 1782, mentioned in his new Guide Book of 1939.


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