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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On Friday 5th May 2017 Ryde Social Heritage Group were invited by U3A to give them a presentation on the work and activities of RSHG and this took place at the Church Close Social Club in Wootton Bridge.


On Saturday 29th April, under gloomy skies and with a sharp breeze, a party of thirteen set off from the Ryde Cemetery Learning Centre at the start of a Bird Walk led by Richard Smout.


In April, our busy research team added 43 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Mr. John Jenkins, who for nearly 40 years had been associated with the work of Missions to Seamen.


On Wednesday 19 April 2017, some of the Ryde Social Heritage Group members met at the Bus and Coach Museum, Park Road, Ryde, where we were welcomed by enthusiastic volunteers.


Mr. Richard Smout was welcomed as the Ryde Social Heritage Group's new President at their recent April Members' Meeting.


In February, our busy research team added 51 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Mr Robert John Cheek, a much-esteemed Island agriculturist.


We have decided to branch out with our monthly photo feature and provide a bit more variety. Over the next few months we are planning to focus on interesting architecture within the Ryde area.


Entertainment was provided for Elim Senior Circle when Harry Withington (otherwise known as 'the Yankee') was rather alarming dressed as a cowboy and waving a gun around! His nagging wife Sarah was also a bit scary with her threatening walking stick.


In January, our busy research team added 41 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Mr William Gabell, a well-known townsman. He started a printing business at 43 Union Street, Ryde.