Ryde Town Council and Ryde 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. (See Homepage for Opening Hours).

Ryde Town Act Photocopy

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 List