Snippets of interest from the newspapers of the 1860s

1860s Odds and Ends

1860 Oddments – a mendicant ends up in the cells….

1860 – G Basset – grafitti artist!

1860 – Steam horseboat and Sunday thieving

1860 – Swimming pigs!

1860 – An Uncommon Fish

1860 – A Boat Accident

1860 – Donkey Racing

1860 – Guy Fawkes

1861 – Nine pennyworth of pork

1861- The awning nuisance

1861 – The Steamboat issue

1861 – Island coaches

1861 – A Penny Savings Bank 

1861 – The Gas Lamp problem

1861 – The Light of the World exhibited in Ryde

1861 – A Town Crier for Ryde and improved Water Supply

1861 – The first sewing machine in Ryde

1862 – Musical tastes differ – no more “footing it”!

1863 – uses of museums

1864 – Malicious Damage

1864 – the Police

1864 – Fire-fighting practice!

1864 – Bathing on the Beach

1864 – Lost and Found Office

1865 – Optical illusions over the Solent

1867 – Snowballing

1868 – The Stone Throwing Nuisance

1868 – The creation of Ryde Borough Council 

1868 – Furniture lost off Ryde pier

1869 – The Ryde Lifeboat

1869 – The launch of the new lifeboat

1869 – Hans Busk to the rescue!

1869 – Civic Furniture

1869 – Long Shanks and Electric Spark – running match

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