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 April, our busy research team added 32 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Lieutenant Commander Alfred Henry Hollis, who towards the close of his naval career commanded H.M.S. Victory then at anchor in Portsmouth Harbour.


On Tuesday morning 7th May, a small group from RSHG visited Quarr Abbey, for some it was a first visit; we were blessed with fine weather.


At the recent IOWFHS Annual General Meeting and One Day Conference, held at The Newport Methodist Church on 4th May, 10am till 5pm, we, the Ryde Social Heritage Group had a fascinating time as we displayed our work and research.


In March, our busy research team added 47 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Mrs Emily Ann Newnham, who assisted her husband in running the Lion Hotel.


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.