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 1st 1869:  NOVEL SIGHT – It is announced that the lifeboat will, after having been launched, be exercised by the crew.  We should have thought that it would have been better to have exercised the crew, instead of the boat.  However, the committee must know best.  We hope that if


Isle of Wight Observer: Apr 3rd 1869:  ROYAL I.W. INFIRMARY – Report for week ended Wednesday last. —Patients admitted, 5; discharged, 1; died, 1; remaining in the house, 3. —Out-patients on the books, 150. —Surgeon for the week, B. PINNIGER, esq.; chaplain, Rev. Alexander POOLE. —Thos. WILKIN, house surgeon. Apr 3rd 1869:  ACCIDENT – On


Isle of Wight Observer: Mar 6th 1869:  RELIEF – Mr. Vivian WEBBER has distributed £10 for the relief of Ryde mechanics; he has also forwarded £3 to the Mayor of Portsmouth for the distressed workmen in that borough. Mar 6th 1869:  TEMPORARY IRON CHURCH – We see that it is intended to enlarge the temporary


Isle of Wight Observer: Feb 6th 1869:  PIANOFORTE RECITAL – The pupils of the highly-talented pianiste, Franklein LUZINGER, gave a great musical treat to their parents and friends on Monday last (with kind permission of the Countess RANFURLY) at her residence, 1 Sidney Terrace.  Mrs. CONDUIT and the ladies under her instruction kindly gave their


Isle of Wight Observer: Jan 2nd 1869:   DONATION – We have received £1 from Mr. Joseph PEIL, with a request that 10s. should be given to the Royal Isle of Wight Infirmary, 5s. to the Royal Isle of Wight Blind Society, and 5s. in aid of the funds of the Soup Kitchen.  We shall be


Isle of Wight Observer: Dec 5th 1868:  RESIGNATION – Mr. WRIGHT we hear has resigned the appointment of station master, on the Isle of Wight Railway, at Ryde, which he has held for the last few years. Dec 5th 1868:  MAYOR DASHWOOD – The credit and dignity of this great yachting port will be upheld


Isle of Wight Observer: Nov 7th 1868:  BOAT SWAMPED – Mr. William NEWMAN, painter, sustained a very severe loss owing to the roughness of the weather.  He had been to Hythe to fetch his furniture, which he was removing in a boat belonging to Richard BARKHAM, a fisherman of Binstead.  In attempting to run for


Isle of Wight Observer Oct 3rd 1868:  YACHTING SEASON – With the end of September, the yachting season may be considered to have closed.  The season has been a bright one, the matches sailed have, with scarcely an exception, been good.  We must point with some pleasure to the achievements of yachts built in the


Isle of Wight Observer: Sept 5th 1868:  THE SEASON – Never was there a greater influx of visitors to the Island, and never was Ryde gayer than during the present season.  Of course, August is always a brilliant month, but it has been more so on this occasion.  There has been a perpetual round of


Isle of Wight Observer: Aug 1st 1868:  ROBBERY – One of the labourers in the erection of the new assembly-room at the Town Hall, who up to the time at which we write is non est, has been stealing lead, one lot of which he sold for 4/-.  He has, we understand, been in the