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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January 1872

Hampshire Advertiser: – Agents the Misses GIBBS, Royal Marine Library, Union-street, Ryde

Jan 3rd 1872:  OLD AND NEW – Special services in connection with the departure of the year 1871 were held in several of the churches and chapels on Sunday.  The birth of the new year was ushered in by a merry peal from the bells of St. Michael and All Angels, Swanmore, and also from St. Marie’s Catholic Church.

Jan 3rd 1872:  THE SOUP KITCHEN – This excellent mode of dispensing charity came into operation at the old premises in Player-street on Monday.  The numbers who apply for tickets are constantly on the increase, so that further subscriptions are needed to meet the demand.

Jan 3rd 1872:  THE NEW PARISH CHURCH – On Sunday evening the Rev. A. POOLE, Vicar of Ryde, preached the last sermon in the temporary iron church, which is to be immediately removed.  Particulars of the consecration and opening of the new parish church on Tuesday (yesterday) will appear in Saturday’s paper.

Jan 3rd 1872:  IW PHILOSOPHICAL & SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTION – The president of this society delivered a lecture at the institution on Monday evening, on “Unity of Art.”  There was a large attendance.  These lectures are open to the public free of charge, a boon which is highly appreciated by the inhabitants generally.

Jan 6th 1872:  MASONIC INSTALLATION – On Wednesday evening the brethren of the East Medina Lodge, No. 175, had their banquet at Br. WAVELL’s, on the occasion of the installation of Br. ISAACS as Grand Master of the Lodge for the ensuing year.

Jan 6th 1872:  BANKRUPT – (from Tuesday night’s Gazette) – John Preece MACKINNON, Ryde, Isle of Wight, January 20, at Newport.

Jan 17th 1872:  EXTENSION OF BOROUGH BOUNDARIES – That St. John’s Park and Oakfield must ere long be incorporated with the borough of Ryde there can be no possibility of doubt.  The time has gone by when any number of opponents, however respectable, can stop the progress of a town like Ryde.  Property and population has largely increased, and it is, therefore, necessary that our system of local government should be extended.

Jan 17th 1872:  THE NINE HOURS MOVEMENT – This has at last been set on foot in the Isle of Wight, and the first firm to adopt the nine hours system, as far as we can hear, is the Isle of Wight Railway Company, the proprietors of which have voluntarily consented to give the working engineers employed at their works in Ryde, the benefit of the nine hours movement.

Jan 20th 1872:  FASHIONABLE INTELLIGENCE – Mrs. DAVENPORT, of Errington House, Strand, entertained a fashionable circle at dinner on Thursday evening; Sir John and Lady BURGOYNE have left Ryde for Rockliffe Grange, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, for a few weeks.

Jan 24th 1872:  COLLISION OFF THE PIER – On Friday morning, as the Prince of Wales steamer arriving off the Pier with the mails, the steamer call Her Majesty was moored inside the eastern angle of the Pier, when, by the force of the tide, a collision took place, which has inflicted a slight injury on both vessels.  No one was injured by the accident.

Jan 24th 1872:  ADDITIONAL POSTAL ACCOMMODATION – On Monday a branch post-office was opened at Mr. A. TUTTE’s, Oakfield, which cannot fail to be a great accommodation in that rapidly increasing neighbourhood.