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 October 16 1852


The Deputy-Lieutenants of the County, with their clerks, and Captain Scott, Lieutenant Worsley, Ensign Jacobs, and whole staff of the 63rd, or Isle of Wight Light Infantry Militia, met in full force on Thursday last, to enrol volunteers for that gallant corps, when three lion-hearted aspirants for military honours, were sworn in. We conclude by the paucity of volunteers, the young men of Ryde are not anxious to join in the farcical game of playing at mongrel soldiers; or else are too stupid to see the necessity and wisdom of establishing such a force, which comprises such highly respectable and orderly recruits.

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