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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ST PATRICK'S DAY BALL - We would draw special attention to the Grand Fancy Dress Ball to be held in the Town Hall on Monday night (St Patrick's Day). It is a Peace Ball and will be one of the most notable events of the season.

Charles John Huffam Dickens was born in Portsmouth on February 7th 1812 and is generally considered to be one of the greatest English novelists of the Victorian period.

Images of cemeteries, graves and wreaths, (particularly poppies), are prominent in November and at Ryde Cemetery poppy crosses will be placed on war memorials by families and friends in memory of lost loved ones.

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.