Historic Ryde Society

‘Giving Ryde’s Past to the Future’

Historic Ryde Society Quiz Night Thursday 28 December 2023 at Yelf's Hotel, at 7p.m. for 7.30pm.   The Museum of Ryde will be closed from 24th December 2023 to 4th February 2024. We are opening Monday, 5th February 2024. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Some suggested improvements

Isle of Wight Observer August 31, 1895

To the Editor of the Isle of Wight Observer
Dear Sir, – I alighted on a facsimile of an old view of Ryde, the other day, in the Lady’s Pictorial of August 17th, and need hardly say, (being a Rydeite), how admirable the suggestion is to open out Union Street at the bottom. Now or never – preferably now; but a short cement walk with decent railings – something like those at Sandown, would be more to the purpose than “a battery” as suggested by your correspondent. You supported my suggestion, Mr Editor, of a Pavilion, some years ago, and we’ve got it.
Yours faithfully,

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