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 station was opened by the Ryde and Newport Railway in December 1875 and closed February 1966.

In June 1906, the "Riviera"  Boarding Establishment was advertising: Ideal Winter Residence, Access to public gardens on the sea front, Separate tables, Electric light, Baths, Smoking lounge, Suites of rooms.

This property fronts directly onto the pavement in Melville Street, on the north side near to Nelson Street, and adjoins the Observatory. 

Photograph 1980, the chemist on the corner of George Street and Cross Street. It was built c1850

The image is an engraving of 1870, showing the round house which was built in 1856 when the pier head was greatly enlarged.

In 1866 special reference was made to the new house called Roseville, in West-street, which had been erected by Mr. Thomas Dashwood, architect & surveyor.

Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Wheatley, of The Bays, Upton Road, acquired the property, and on New Year’s Day January 1902, it was opened as a nursing institute.

Mr. A. L. Oldfield, was the proprietor of the York Hotel from 1850 and from the many remarks made by the gentry of the town his was deemed one of the best establishments of its kind in the town.

This little Church, fronting onto the main road through Ashey, was the Mission Church in the Parish of All Saints’ Ryde.  The Vicar’s of Ryde regularly officiated at services there for the residents of the Ashey area.

All through the early  1890's, the subject of erecting a Pavilion at the end of the Pier, was a regular topic at meetings of the local Council.