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 could be more refreshing than a glass of cold botanic beer?

The wedding between Princess Louise, sixth child of Queen Victoria, and John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Marquis of Lorne took place on Tuesday 21 March 1871.

The Cemetery Committee stated in their report that they were asked by Mr Chas. Langdon if they would accept from an anonymous donor, a three-light stained glass window for the East-end of the Church of England chapel at the Cemetery, also the alteration of the seating to face East and a lectern.

Time-honoured Christmas is with us again. Houses are decked with holly and mistletoe; fires are burning brightly; merry groups are meeting; and the "waits" with merry and welcome voice proclaim the festival.