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 meeting was held at the York Hotel, for the purpose of considering the advisability of forming a Ryde Bowling Club.

The signs of Spring are upon us, so why not take this opportunity to tell of Spring in times past.

Mr James was publisher of the “Ryde Fashionable Arrival List, Intelligencer and General Advertiser” about the year 1855, and was for many years with Messrs. E. and J. Wallis of 22 Union Street. 

By special command of H.R.H. Princess Henry of Battenburg, a special concert was held on Thursday afternoon 25 April 1906.

Mr Charles Doland Crisp was appointed headmaster of Ryde Upper Grade School on 3 October 1892, at a salary of £200.

The new steam fire engine purchased by the Corporation was formally christened on Thursday afternoon 8th October 1908, the ceremony being followed by a short display in St. Thomas’ Square which was watched with much interest by a large number of people. 

Not only has the Church of Holy Trinity recently undergone a complete renovation of the interior, but a noteworthy addition has been made, in the shape of a beautiful reredos. 

Early view of Ryde Esplanade showing the inner and outer basins, also lock gates and the sheds on the Quay. 

In May 1905 a notice in the local press stated: We understand that the Ryde Pier Company has engaged Mr. R. Lloyd Morgan’s Entertainers.