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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November 1857

Isle of Wight Observer –

Nov 14th 1857: RYDE COMMISSIONERS – A report from the Highway Commissioners recommending sewers to be constructed in the following streets viz: Wood-street from Trinity-street to Monkton-street, and Trinity-street south of Wood-street.

Nov 21st 1857: DEATH OF CAPT. STEANE – Amongst the passengers who were drowned in the wreck of the “Dunbar” off Sydney, on the 20th August last, was Capt. STEANE, RN., a gentleman for many years connected with Ryde. As one of the Commissioners, he for many years unsuccessfully advocated opening the bottom of Union-street and forming a drive to the Pier, as well as other improvements. In politics he was a staunch liberal and his untimely death will be regretted by a large circle of friends.

Nov 21st 1857: EXTRAORDINARY MILDNESS OF SEASON – We had this morning (Friday) some ripe raspberries brought to our office, which bloomed and ripened in the open air in Ryde, during the months of October and November, without any forcing, and entirely of spontaneous growth.