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:- May 3rd 1913: WHIST & DANCE – The last whist drive and dance of the season, held under the auspices of the Ryde Shop Assistants’ Association, took place in the Oddfellows Hall on Tuesday evening. Following the whist drive, light refreshments were partaken of. The rest of the evening was spent

Isle of Wight Observer:- Apr 5th 1913: MARK HAMBOURG AT RYDE – This celebrated pianist gave a recital at the Theatre Royal on Thursday, and delighted a large attendance with his wonderful playing. He has made several visits to Ryde and it is evident that he is a favourite with a large section of the

Isle of Wight Observer:- Mar 8th 1913: PRIZE CHOIR – The Portsmouth Wesleyan Central Hall P.S.A. Prize Choir attacted a very large attendance at the Garfield-road Wesleyan Church on Wednesday evening, when they rendered a sacred concert. This choir consisted of 60 preformers. Mar 8th 1913: OLIVER TWIST – The eighth lecture of the course

Isle of Wight Observer:- Feb 1st 1913: LODGING HOUSES – It is admittedly a more difficult problem to provide “model lodging houses” for women. Women cannot afford to pay so much, and greater care is needed to secure the admission of those only who are desirable. Feb 1st 1913: BENEFIT – Dr. Yates MANDER leaves

Isle of Wight Observer:- Jan 4th 1913: WHIST DRIVE – A very successful whist drive in connection with the Ryde Shop Assistants’ Association, took place on Thursday, where there were 26 tables. Jan 4th 1913: HOLY TRINITY – Although the weather interfered with church attendance this Christmas, the offertories at this church were not below

Isle of Wight Observer:- Dec 7th 1912: SMITHFIELD CATTLE SHOW – It is advertised, an excursion to London for two or three days to enable Island people to visit the above show, December 10th and 11th. Dec 7th 1912: RAINBOW ENTERTAINERS – Two most successful entertainments were given by the “Rainbow” Concert Party, a clever

Isle of Wight Observer: Nov 2nd 1912: RELIEF SOCIETY – An appeal is being made for generous help to renew the stock of blankets and quilts which are sent to the aged and infirm for the winter months. Coal is also given, if funds permit, in December and January. Nov 2nd 1912: TENDERS – The

Isle of Wight Observer: Oct 5th 1912: LOCAL COMPOSER – Miss SAWYER, the orchestral conductor at the Theatre Royal, Ryde, who is very well known in Southsea, has composed a new work, “Dongola March,” a copy of which has been accepted by H.R.H. Princess Henry of Battenberg. Oct 5th 1912: NEW R.S.P.C.A. INSPECTOR – Inspector

Isle of Wight Observer Sept 7th 1912: EDUCATION COMMITTEE – A letter was read from Miss K. LAST, certificated assistant at the Bettesworth-road Girls School, begging to resign the position, as she was leaving the teaching profession. She begged to give a month’s notice and thanked them for past favours. The Chairman thought that Miss

Isle of Wight Observer Aug 3rd 1912: ROYALTY SHOPPING – On Wednesday afternoon the Queen of Spain with her Royal Mother and Princess Christian, and attended by members of their suites, were in Ryde shopping. The party came from Osborne in two large motor cars, the presence of which in front of Messrs. FOWLER and