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!

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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