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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Isle of Wight County Press:- Nov 7th 1914: MINIATURE RIFLE CLUB – Col. E. W. CRADOCK, DL., JP., accepted the position of patron, and Mr. J.I. BARTON was elected as president, with eight members representing the working men, for the committee of the new club. Annual subscription was fixed at 2/6d. Nov 7th 1914: RELIEF

Isle of Wight Times:- Oct 1st 1914: SEASIDE TRADESMEN – A letter has been written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer directing his attention to the case of tradesmen in seaside towns whose summer trade has been disastrously effected by the outbreak of hostilities, and enquiring if an arrangement could be made whereby they might

Isle of Wight Times:- Sept 3rd 1914: GARMENTS – Enormous interest has been aroused among our lady readers by the publication of the official instructions for making the garments required by the British Red Cross Society. This week’s particulars are of a man’s sleeping suit and dressing gown. Sept 10th 1914: TERRITORIALS – On Thursday

Isle of Wight Times:- Aug 6th 1914: EDUCATION COMMITTEE – Miss HOWELL was appointed to the vacancy in the Infants department of the Ryde Church of England School.—The request of Mr. TRODD, headmaster of the Bettesworth-road School, for the use of the school house free of rent was granted. Aug 6th 1914: APPRECIATION – Quoting

Isle of Wight Observer:- July 4th 1914: OUTING – The Police and Fire Brigade outing on Tuesday was rendered a little more exciting than it otherwise would have been, owing to the motor char-a-banc catching fire. There was a certain fitness about the mishap, seeing that the Ryde firemen were aboard at the time. July

Isle of Wight Times:- Jun 6th 1914: ON FIRE – A large valuable motor car owned by Miss Benett BRIGSTOCKE, Saxonbury, West-street, a landaulette, was on fire at 10.01 pm. The Fire Brigade were on the scene within five minutes and quickly extinguished the flames with chemical apparatus. Jun 6th 1914: FOOTBALLERS – At the

Isle of Wight Observer:- May 2nd 1914: APPLICATION GRANTED – At the Borough Bench on Monday an application was granted to Mr. W. E. GRANT, headmaster of the Ryde Upper Mixed School, under a section of the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s’ Act 1904, allowing some sixty children to perform at the Ryde Theatre Royal,

Isle of Wight Observer Apr 4th 1914: HISTORICAL EVENT – Few people are aware that that unfortunate fugitive, the beautiful but ill-fated ex-Empress Eugenie sought refuge in the Isle of Wight. After a terrible passage aboard the Gazelle, the yacht only reached Ryde after 12 hours conflict with wind and wave. Sir John Fox BURGOYNE

Isle of Wight Observer:- Mar 7th 1914: ELECTRICAL EXHIBITION – The Isle of Wight Electric Light and Power Co. Ltd., opened an Electrical exhibition at 24 Union-street, Ryde, on Tuesday and the exhibition remained open until Friday. It was held to show the inhabitants the uses to which electricity can be put to in private

Isle of Wight Observer:- Feb 7th 1914: SOLENT TUNNEL – If some people who are continually agitating for a Solent Tunnel from Portsmouth to Ryde would turn their attention to something that stood a chance of being carried out they would do more good. The boring operations have been in progress for some weeks near