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!

Taken from the book: Ryde Isle of Wight Its Sports and Attractions:

Laid out in 1880 at a cost of over £30,000, affording an extensive Esplanade and carriage drive of nearly a mile. The Gardens are provided with Shelters, Band Stand, Flower Beds and Fountains. The whole forming a delightful promenade, from which extensive views of the neighbouring coast, and craft of all description can be seen and admired without fatigue. The Canoe Lake is to the east of the Gardens and is of a uniform depth of 2ft., is used for  rowing and sailing, and for Model Yacht racing.

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Ryde Esplanade
Ryde Esplanade