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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Brook House Country Club, situated just off the main road through Binstead and extending in open country with a variety of amenities to please its clientele.

The Old Wesleyan Chapel, Nelson Street. It was built in 1842 at a cost of £1,500.

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.