‘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.

Royal Victoria Arcade opening delay

Hampshire Advertiser June 18, 1836

The opening of this splendid building was postponed by its proprietor, W H Banks, esq. for a short time, at the request of the Freemasons, in consequence of the illness of Lord Yarborough; his lordship is now, we are  happy to state, gradually recovering, and will preside at the ceremonial on next Wednesday se’nnight, when a provincial lodge will be held at Ryde, and a large concourse of the Brethren will attend to perfect the work, they so kindly and ably began last year; and the cope stone will be fixed in Masonic form.

Ryde is filling fast, and a good season is anticipated. Many families of distinction arrived during the past week.

At a meeting at the Town-hall, on Wednesday evening, in behalf of the London Missionary Society, the sum of 28l. was collected.

A meeting will be held at the Town-hall on Friday next, to consider the expediency of establishing a Dispensary for the poor.

Birth, on Friday morning, the lady of Captain T T Harington, of a son.

Married, on the 11th instant, Henry R Glynn, esq. Lieut. RN, to Anne Margaret, eldest daughter of the late J Kearney, esq.

Died, on the 10th instant, Mr Thomas Raddon, aged 32.


In fact, Lord Yarborough’s illness was protracted, and the arcade was opened by Mr Blachford, of Newport, on July 1st, 1836.

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