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 – Nov 14th 1857: RYDE COMMISSIONERS – A report from the Highway Commissioners recommending sewers to be constructed in the following streets viz: Wood-street from Trinity-street to Monkton-street, and Trinity-street south of Wood-street. Nov 21st 1857: DEATH OF CAPT. STEANE – Amongst the passengers who were drowned in the wreck of


Isle of Wight Observer Aug 1st 1857: IMPROVEMENTS – A great improvement is being effected by forming a raised footpath under Mr. ARABIN’s wall on the South side of the Esplanade, which when completed, will be a great convenience. Aug 1st 1857: SPOILING OF THE SHORE – One thing is certain that the shore is


Isle of Wight Observer Jan 3rd 1857: NEW YEAR – The bells of St. Marie rang a merry peal as an adieu to the old year and a welcome to the new, and this formed the only public demonstration of the season. Of course there was the usual praying, singing and dancing at chapels and


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