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!

1850s Railway news

Railway News from the 1850s

1852 – Rumours…..

Isle of Wight Observer September 1852 – the rumours begin and Robert Stephenson comes to the island!

1852 – Lord Yarborough objects…

1852 – Opposition and support

1858 – the debate reignites

1858 – Punch magazine enters the debate…

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