Hampshire Advertiser May 27 1837
The people of Ryde were not backward in testifying their loyalty to the Heiress Presumptive to the Throne, on her completing her 18th year. At one o’ clock, nearly 300 children, of the Ryde National School, drank the princess’s good health with a glass of port wine negus; they afterwards walked in procession around the town, with suitable banners, and sang ‘God Save the King’ opposite some of the houses of subscribers of the school. The procession had a very pretty appearance, the children wearing a piece of laurel and flowers; the elder children had the crown and P V on them, in gold, and a handsome garland carried in front. They afterwards sat down to tea, in front of the school, under the trees, and after partaking bountifully of plum cake and tea, they gave three hearty cheers for Her Royal Highness, the same for His Majesty, and also for the subscribers to the school; they then separated, highly delighted with the day’s amusement. The Royal Marine Library was decorated with flags and laurel, as were many houses, and most of the shops were closed during the afternoon. An illumination took place in the evening.
Died on Saturday last, Mrs Mazenkie, of Beachlands, Ryde, aged 73. Her loss will be felt by a great many she was respected by all who knew her.