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 notice of a removal was advertised in the local press which said: We think our readers should be made aware of a rather important removal. 

This building is in the centre of the Town of Ryde, is the largest and best of its kind in the Isle of Wight and has been especially constructed for the Warehousing of every description of household goods.

It was stated in the local press that the Primitive Methodists, finding their present chapel too small, had bought the land at the top of High Street, at the corner of Well Street, upon which they intended erecting a new chapel and school room.

During the year of 1874 negotiations had gone on respecting a school at Ashey, and a site for the school had been adopted.

Suffolk House, George Street (next to the Baptist Church), this very ornate property was built in the late 1830's.

Built in 1711 and opened as a pub in 1784. It was called the White Swan by 1854,

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.