Archive for June, 2010

The Volunteers/Militia

ITEMS RELATING TO THE RYDE VOLUNTEERS EXTRACTED FROM THE LOCAL NEWSPAPERS.  FOR SOME THERE MAY BE MORE DETAILS, THIS IS DENOTED BY A SUCCESSION OF DOTS…… 07/02/1885 .. VOLUNTEER BAND – Bandmaster R.A. COOKE, of Peterhead, Scotland, has, we understand, been appointed bandmaster of the Ryde Volunteer Band in the place of Mr. R. HARRIS, […]

Ale Houses General

GENERAL ITEMS CONCERNING ALE HOUSES EXTRACTED FROM THE NEWSPAPERS. 28/08/1869 .. GENERAL LICENSING DAY – The hotel keepers and publicans must have felt the advantage of this Borough Magistracy, inasmuch as from this time forth they are spared the trouble and expense of going to the Guildhall at Newport for a renewal of their licenses.  […]


ITEMS EXTRACTED FROM THE LOCAL NEWSPAPERS 13/08/1910 .. COACH LICENSES – Councillor THIRKELL moved the adoption of the General Purpose Committee’s report which recommended that the following licenses be granted. This was in accordance with the resolution passed at the last meeting of the Council.  (Observer)  Coaches (proprietors).  Mr. W.H. YOUNG, 2 licenses;  Mr. W. TAYLOR […]

License disputes and refusals

EXTRACTED FROM THE NEWSPAPERS OF THE TIME 14/02/1878 .. RYDE BOROUGH POLICE COURT.  Refusing a lady – Mr. GREENHAM representing Messrs. Mew Langton & Co., applied for the transfer to Miss Julia ROSE, of Southampton, of the license of the “Grapes”, High-street, Ryde.  The Mayor said such a house ought to be managed by a man, and they […]

Army Personnel 1854

NAMES OF ARMY PERSONNEL EXTRACTED FROM THE IW OBSERVER. 12/08/1854. CRICKET – A match of cricket was played on the Isle of Wight Cricket Ground, at Newport,  on Wednesday last, between eleven gentlemen of the Isle of Wight Club and eleven of the Garrison, when the former were winners with eight wickets to go down. […]

Royal Pier Hotel

ITEMS OF INTEREST CONCERNING A RYDE HOTEL EXTRACTED FROM THE NEWSPAPERS. 27/04/1889 .. Fire at the Pier Hotel – On Sunday morning some consternation was caused by a fire at the Pier Hotel.  Flames were first noticed proceeding from the coffee room by one of the local fisherman, named SMITH, who at once gave the alarm.  […]

Marriage Transcripts

BELOW ARE JUST A FEW MARRIAGE TRANSCRIPTS THAT I HAVE PICKED AT RANDOM.  FOR SPECIFIC MARRIAGES NOT LISTED HERE, PLEASE CONTACT ME TO ENQUIRE IF AVAILABLE.  14/12/1867. A marriage was solemnised on Thursday last at the Church of the Holy Trinity, when some extra services were performed in consequence of the happy bridegroom being a […]