Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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Time-honoured Christmas is with us again. Houses are decked with holly and mistletoe; fires are burning brightly; merry groups are meeting; and the "waits" with merry and welcome voice proclaim the festival.

170 years before the successful completion of the Ryde Cemetery Restoration Project Newchurch Vestry met on Tuesday 1 September 1840 to discuss the proposed new burial ground.

"At the recent election for the Isle of Wight, a Riot at Ryde so terrified Mr Cole, agent for Captain Hammond, the Protectionist candidate, that he fell dead."