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."


Valentine's Day is celebrated on 14 February by many people throughout the world and traditionally is when lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards and giving gifts.