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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In February 1969 the local Press stated that British Rail had announced the 10th March as the day when three to four months long repairs to the St John's Railway Bridge would begin.

The photograph of cargo being unloaded from Chaplin’s boat, shows how high the tide came up against the wall close to the Esplanade.

The local 1813 Act authorised the new Highway Commissioners to erect necessary toll houses and turnpikes throughout the Island.

After a long awaited want, according to the Observer Press of 12th October 1895:  "New Golf Links. We hear that the ladies of Ryde will not have to travel far in the future if they wish to practice golf, as some golf links are going to be provided." 

The dispensary in Ryde was started in 1842 and was ultimately housed at the junction of West Street and Swanmore Road.

Early twentieth century photos showing vehicles mode of crossing the Solent.

This engraving dates from approximately 1840. The old Theatre was built in the very early 19th Century (approx. 1811).

This photograph was taken in 1878 showing the railway pier being built near the Esplanade Station.

Opening of the Temporary Iron Church on the morning of Wednesday 17th, 1869 (St. Matthias’ Day).

The Windmill near Westmont was built 1809-10 and taken down 1838, and said to have been rebuilt at Upton.