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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RSHG produce 4 magazines a year, in January, April, July and October, these can be read online.

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In February, our busy research team added 27 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Mr James Marvin, ironmonger, who carried on his business for many years at 25 Union-street, Ryde.


In January, our busy research team added 19 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Lieut. Alexander George Sutton, son of the Dowager Lady Sutton. He died suddenly aboard the yacht Creole at Cowes.


This Saturday 26th January, we had a very good attendance to our Big Garden Bird Count at the West Street Cemetery.


In December, our busy research team added 26 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Mr Harry Hubert Crump,  who became manager of the Theatre Royal, where his unfailing courtesy was greatly appreciated by the patrons.


RSHG began research related to the First World War Centenary in 2013 and by 2018 had added a vast amount of new material to its archive. The recent Open Days and Remembrance Service concluded the project.


In October, our busy research team added 33 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Michael Coghlan, coastguardsman, who was a boatman in the service, which he entered in 1871. He was stationed at Ryde Coastguard Station.


What is there to do on a bitter cold and windy day in October, stay indoors and keep warm maybe?  Not for our team of volunteer transcribers it isn’t!