Ryde - Town and Around

Isle of Wight

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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).

All pictures on this page are from my own collection, but are not my copyright. If you wish to repost or reuse them would you please out of courtesy let me know.

Union Street, Ryde from the beach

Ryde Upper High Street 1909

Union Street, Ryde from the beach 1925.

Upper High Street, Ryde 1909. (LL)

Union Street, Ryde looking towards the sea

Ryde with the Queen Mary

Union Street, Ryde looking towards the sea, 1907. (Misch)

A popular view of Ryde was looking down Union Street, with a liner passing. This shows the Queen Mary probably during the 1950's. (Paterson)

Theatre Royal, Ryde

Spencer Road, Ryde

Ryde St Thomas's Church and Theatre Royal. The Theatre burnt down in 1961 and was replaced by the Westminster bank. (Ettlinger)

A then frequently photographed area of Ryde, Spencer Road in 1912. (LL)

All Saints Church, Ryde Swanmore Church
All Saints Church, Ryde, the Parish Church, about 1910.

St Michael and All Angels Church in the outskirts of Ryde,

built in the 1860's. Postcard undated, but probably around 1910.

Appley Tower, Ryde

Royal Infirmary, Ryde

Appley Tower, Ryde, a folly built in 1870, card dated 1904. (Tuck)

Royal Isle of Wight Infirmary, Ryde about 1910. (Ideal)

Pondwell, Ryde

 Pondwell, on the outskirts of Ryde, probably about 1910. (Salter)

Ryde Pier

Ryde Esplanade


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4 August 2013