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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The new H.Q. at Somerset Road were opened by the Mayor of Ryde, on Saturday 14th May 1949.

On Thursday 13th April 1905, the formal sending off of four of the ‘buses of the I.W. Express Motor Syndicate on their several routes was performed by Lady Adela Cochrane.

A townsman had picked up an old Guide to the Island (John Albins, 1830), and sent it to the newspaper with a few places marked.

The Town Commissioners have this week contracted with Mr Thomas Dashwood, builder, of Ryde, for the completion of the East wing of the new Market, on the 10th of July 1830,  

The Players formed in 1962 from members of the youth club and ended up performing sketches, singing and producing an annual pantomime for charity.

In December 1898 the local press certainly had plenty of good things to say about the shops in Ryde.  This brief excerpt extols the qualities of a few of them.

In 1905 it was proposed to form a photographic society in Ryde.  The idea was met with a fair bit of scepticism.