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Restoration of Southern Railway paddle steamer Ryde sunk

LAST November, Lisa-Marie Turner announced fundraising plans to find the estimated £5000 to pay for a detailed survey of the paddle steamer Ryde lying at Island Harbour Marina between Cowes and Newport. This was the second stage of her rescue plan for the historic vessel.

The Southern Railway ordered in 1936 and it entered service in 1937 after being built by William Denny & Bros at Dumbarton,

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