‘Giving Ryde’s Past to the Future’

Historic Ryde Society Quiz Night Thursday 29th June 2023 at Yelf's Hotel, at 7p.m. for 7.30pm.

Isle of Wight Observer June 16, 1855

DINNER AND BALL – The officers of the Royal Oxford Militia previously to their embarkation for Corfu, gave a splendid entertainment to the ladies of their acquaintance on Wednesday evening last. Crossing the water from Portsmouth in a special steamer, they dined at the Pier-hotel; the viands and wines being of the most recherche description, for which this hotel is so renowned. After dinner the happy party adjourned to the Masonic-hall, which was previously arranged as a ball room, the musical arrangements being under the direction of Mr J G Jones. Dancing was kept up with great spirit until two o’clock in the morning, when the party returned to Portsmouth highly gratified with the proceedings.

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