Historic Ryde Society

‘Giving Ryde’s Past to the Future’

Historic Ryde Society Quiz Night Thursday 30 November 2023 at Yelf's Hotel, at 7p.m. for 7.30pm.

Ryde Town and Borough Council news from the past…..see what were the major issues of the day!

The Ryde Town Act of 1829 appointed a body of Commissioners to oversee the running of Ryde. The criterion for this office, (in 1855, at least), being the possession of property in the town worth £1000. The images show the first page of the Act, dated May, 1829, and the list of Commissioners appointed at the time. A copy of the full Act can be consulted at Ryde District Heritage Centre.

Ryde Town Act
Ryde Town Act

October 1868 – Municipal Election

November 1868 – Ryde Borough Election

Borough of Ryde – 1870

December 1878 – news of a public library for Ryde

1920s Council news

Ryde Commissioners
Ryde Commissioners