Ryde Fact File
Ryde Pier is a listed structure which is the fourth longest pier in the United Kingdom, and also the oldest • The church of St. Mary’s was built in 1846 and was designed by Joseph Hansom, inventor of the hansom cab • Ryde is noted for its carnivals, and its main procession is the oldest in England. There are five throughout the year – an Arts Parade in June; Children’s, Main and Illuminated processions at the end of August and a Lantern Parade in December • Ryde Carnival remains the Island’s largest, with local crowds and mainland visitors totalling in excess of 50,000 spectators • The movie director Anthony Minghella was born in Ryde in 1954. The Island’s Minghella Film Festival is named in his honour.
Part of the 8 Wonders of the Isle of Wight originally found on a series of postcards ‘Ryde where you walk..’
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