Ryde Pier

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Old postcards are sometimes poorly produced and grainy, I've done my best to scan them.

Dates are from the card or my estimate (where possible). The maker of the card is shown in brackets (where available).

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Ryde pier horse tramway

Ferry arriving at Ryde Pier Head

I don't know the origin of this card, but the picture

is certainly before 1880, prior to the railway being built,

note the horse drawn tramway.

 Ferry arriving at Ryde Pier Head (undated). (Welch)

Early scene at Ryde Pierhead

Ryde Pier showing Pier Head tramway station

Early scene at Ryde Pierhead. (VL)

A  scene from 1905, showing the promenade pier. (National)

Off Ryde Pier

Ryde pier showing the three peirs

A Card from around 1907 showing the a busy scene off the Pier, 

and the buildings which once stood on its side.

A view of the Pier Head showing all three 

piers, the railway, tramway and pedestrian, which comprised Ryde Pier.

On Ryde Pier

Ryde showing Victoria pier

A busy scene on Ryde Pier, about 1910. (LL)

A view of the pier around the turn of the century taken 

from the Esplanade. Note the Victoria pier on the right, built around 1863

and demolished in the 1920's. (Frith)

Ryde pier showing tow boat

Ryde Esplande late 1960's

A later (although undated) view of the Esplanade 

with a tow boat unloading. (Lilywhite)

Another similar view to those above, probably late 1960's 

(after the electrification of the railway)


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4 August 2013