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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Clifton House, an example of the bold semi-circular projections often containing three curved sash windows of normal width with wall space in between.

Standing in its own grounds of about two acres sloping to the shore and terminating in a wide terrace overlooking the sea, with private approach to sands for bathing and boating.

Westwing College, Vernon Square, Ryde. Boarding and Day School for Girls. 

The former YMCA building in Lind-street, erected in 1866, and close up of the remains of the lettering on the parapet.

Mainly used as private accommodation, but at some time during the 1930's and 1940's, it was used as a nursing home, although that was very short-lived.

Belmont House in George Street, Ryde, was demolished in 1997 to make way for the Foyer project.

The Temperance Hall, High Street, Ryde, was built in 1884 and used for lectures. It was on the site of the old Wesleyan Methodist Chapel which was built in 1858. It became the Bijou Cinema showing silent films and featuring a pianist.

Savoy Tutorial College, formerly the Hotel Victoria. Built in 1872 on the site of the Old Vine Inn

Photographs of the Old Steam Flour Mill in Green Street, Ryde, just before demolition.