Historic Ryde Society

‘Giving Ryde’s Past to the Future’

Historic Ryde Society Quiz Night Thursday 28 September 2023 at Yelf's Hotel, at 7p.m. for 7.30pm.

Isle of Wight Observer September 19, 1885

To the Editor of the Isle of Wight Observer Sir, – The new road from Spencer-road to Union-road having now been finished, I venture to draw the attention of the authorities of Ryde to the great improvement to the town of Ryde – and the increased convenience of visitors – it would be if the road were continued across Union-street, George-street, Union-road to Nelson-street, there joining on to Bellevue-road, thereby saving carriages, carts, &c., from having to go up, or down a steep hill, each time they want to go from the middle part of one street to the other. by making a little variation from a straight line, no valuable buildings need be pulled down. If however the cost of doing this is considered to be too great, I would recommend a good wide foot path as a substitute. I will add, that I am only a visitor to Ryde, for the last thirty years, that I take and interest in the place, and that I do not own one shilling’s worth of property in the Island. I send you a rough plan. I enclose my card, but sign myself,
RVYC, Sept. 1885

What a sensible idea!!! ….and did anyone listen to him? It doesn’t appear so!

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