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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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.

In 1859 a Royal Commission was appointed to inquire into the state of our national defences.

This suburb to the town of Ryde formed the chief piece of landscape gardening in the neighbourhood.

In 1892 the committee had been able to purchase number 60 Monkton Street, as a permanent home for the District Nurses.

The committee who had carried out the arrangements for erecting the organ in the Town Hall, as a memorial of the Queen’s long reign, met on the evening of Tuesday 3rd May 1898.

At this cold and dreary time of year, we need to reminisce about something more uplifting, so this is a brief look at some of the wonderful floral displays that the Ryde Borough Council provided in times past.