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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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!


In September, our busy research team added 49 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Mr Robert John Sweetman who had served the Isle of Wight Railway for over half a century. 


On Tuesday 4 September, two members, Dave Bushell and Ann Barrett, went along to represent Ryde Social Heritage Group at the official opening of the state-of-the-art new building at Ryde Academy.


In August, our busy research team added 38 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Edward Wilfred Goddard, who was at one time employed at the Royal Naval College, Osborne.


In July, our busy research team added 33 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Major-General Richard Steele Rupert Fetherstonhaugh, of Gwydyr House, Ryde. The obituary reveals his impressive military career in great detail.