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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Hampshire Telegraph – Agent at Ryde Mr THURLOW Apr 1st 1871:  SCHOOL BOARD – A letter from the Education Department, which stated that the results of the next census for the district would be placed at the disposal of the board, if they wished to ascertain the correct number of children, but the sum of


Hampshire Telegraph – Agent at Ryde Mr THURLOW Mar 4th 1871:  FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE – We are sorry to hear that this disease has again appeared in our neighbourhood.  Mr. James BRADING of Briddlesford, Haven Street, has had his entire herd of cattle down with distemper; and Mr. James JEFFERY, of Bembridge, has two


Isle of Wight Times: Feb 2nd 1871:  QUEENSLAND – There appears to be a very large demand in this colony for the various classes of female domestic servants and some other classes of labour.  The Brisbane Charter of November 1870 says; Married couples, without incumbrance have been engaged during the month at from £55 to


Hampshire Telegraph: (agent at Ryde – Mr. THURLOW) Jan 4th 1871:  SERVANTS – At the Ryde Borough Court, on Monday, Mrs. SIVIER, of Sivier’s Hotel, Pier-street, was charged with keeping three servants and neglecting to pay duty.  Mr. JACQUES, Supervisor of Excise, conducted the case on behalf of the Commissioners of Inland revenue.  Mr. WHITE


Hampshire Telegraph: (agent at Ryde – Mr. THURLOW) Dec 3rd 1870:  WESLEYAN CIRCUIT – The annual tea meeting in connection with the Ryde circuit of Wesleyan Methodists took place in the smaller room at the Town-hall on Monday evening.  It was followed by a public meeting, which was largely attended.  Mr. Councillor BEVANS, senior circuit


Hampshire Telegraph: (agent at Ryde – Mr. THURLOW) Nov 2nd 1870:  IW RIFLE VOLUNTEERS – On Monday afternoon the Battalion were inspected in the grounds of St. John’s House, Ryde, by Colonel PEEL, Assistant Adjutant-General at Portsmouth.  The weather was anything but favourable to out-of-door exercises.  After noon it apparently settled down for continuous wet


Hampshire Telegraph: (agent at Ryde – Mr. THURLOW) Oct 1st 1870:  TALLOW WORKS – The Count A. R. METAXA having called the attention of the Home Secretary to a nuisance caused by the tallow works at Ryde, has received the following copy of a letter through Mr. Secretary Bruce which he received from the Local


Hampshire Telegraph: (agent at Ryde – Mr. THURLOW) Sept 3rd 1870:  PERFORMANCES – Two amateur performances in aid of the Royal Isle of Wight Infirmary were given on Monday and Tuesday evenings in the Ryde Theatre Royal.  The performers were the Hon. Mrs. and Miss PETRE and the officers of the Royal Artillery stationed in


Hampshire Telegraph: (agent at Ryde – Mr. THURLOW) Aug 3rd 1870:  ANNUAL TREAT – On Friday afternoon the children attending St. James’s Schools, to the number of about three hundred, had their annual treat in the park-like grounds of Appley House. Aug 3rd 1870:  CONCERT – On Friday evening a grand amateur concert, under distinguished


Isle of Wight Observer: July 2nd 1870:  TREAT – On Tuesday last, Miss RAINE, of Haylands House, gave a tea to all the girls, 40 in number, attached to the St. Michael’s (Swanmore) Sunday School.  The repast being over, all adjourned to the grounds, and amused themselves with various games, until nearly 8 o’clock, after