Historic Ryde Society

‘Giving Ryde’s Past to the Future’

Historic Ryde Society Quiz Night Thursday 30 November 2023 at Yelf's Hotel, at 7p.m. for 7.30pm.


To the Editor of the Isle of Wight Observer
Sir, As now arrangements have been made to the satisfaction of the congregation for the future conduct for the services in this Church, it is to be hoped the owners of the Church, will, without delay, cause the footpath and the graveyard and the surroundings to be put in proper order. The central position of the Church, and it being the first Church in Ryde, entitles it to be made wear a cheerful appearance. Let me suggest, Mr Editor, the footpath be paved with bricks, flowering shrubs be planted in the yard, the memorial stones to be looked to, and the outside fence made more ornamental. Hundreds of the inhabitants of the Borough would, as I should, rejoice to see such changes.
I am, Sir, your obedient servant
A Well Wisher

March 1870 – Take a little gunpowder….

July 1874 – Urinals and Ferry Fares

February 1875 – St Thomas’ Church

January 1876 – Stench in Pier-street!

January 1878 – Stone-throwing nuisance

February 1878 – High price of bread

February 1878 – Isle of Wight Railway Fares

Times January 16 1879 Frozen Sea

Observer, February 1879 – Reign of King Mud

Observer February 1879 – The Gas Explosion

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