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 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

Isle of Wight Observer:- Jan 3rd 1914: IN RETROSPECT – Sports.. The Ryde Bowling Club greens proved to be as popular as ever; Ryde Harriers Athletic Club had a number of interesting runs during the year; Ryde Badminton Club there was a good entry and a number of good games played; The Ryde Rowing Club

December 1913 Isle of Wight Observer:- Dec 6th 1913: ISLAND FANCIERS – At a sanction show held by the Portsmouth and District Canine Association, Mr. CROSSBEE-SMITH, of The Bays, Binstead, won third in novice bulldog and reserve in open bulldog classes under Mr. DODDS, with his typical dog Boss Johnson. Dec 6th 1913: APPOINTMENT –

Isle of Wight Observer:- Nov 1st 1913: PARISH OF ASHEY – The Poor Rate allowed by the County Justices on Tuesday, October 25th, at 2s. in the £. The Overseers have made a Special Expenses (sanitary) Rate at 6d. in the £. Nov 1st 1913: CHRISTMAS CARDS – There are relatives and friends across the

Isle of Wight Observer:- Oct 4th 1913: Y.W.C.A. – Miss MERRY, president, and the members of the committee of the Young Women’s Christian Association, were “at home” on Tuesday to a company of subscribers and friends, who were received in the drawing room of Garfield House. Songs were contributed by Mrs. SALMON and Mr. GOLDING.

Isle of Wight Observer:- Sept 6th 1913: SALE OF WORK – A small sale of work was held in the Wesleyan Schoolroom on Thursday, to raise funds for a new Girls’ Club at Moreton House, George-street. The effort speaks well for energy and interest taken in the girls by the National British Women’s Temperance Association,

Isle of Wight Observer:- Aug 2nd 1913: PERIODICALS – At the Pier Pavilion next week an original and clever concert party occupy the boards, styling themselves the “Periodicals.” This is one of the best combinations touring today. Each of the artistes represents a popular period. The costumes are attractive. Aug 2nd 1913: DRESS – At

Isle of Wight Observer:- July 12th 1913: RETIREMENT – Very many people will miss Samuel BIGGS from the Pier. For something like 60 years he has been in the employ of the Pier Company, and at last, after a lifetime of faithful service he is retiring into private life. Very few people can remember the

Isle of Wight Observer:- Jun 7th 1913: SALVATION ARMY – The Salvation Army had a big day at Ryde on Tuesday, in commemoration of the King’s birthday. The 2nd Portsmouth Corps and the Gosport Corps joined with the Ryde Corps and held special meetings at the Ryde Citadel. Later about 110 sat down to tea.