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Wightlink Ryde - Portsmouth

REF NR: 1835

It was in 1420 that the Lord of the Manor in Ashey set up the earliest recorded ferry service to and from the Isle of Wight, controlling boats which connected Portsmouth and the fishing village of “Ride”.