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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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.


Once again we organised for a Butterfly Walk to take place at Ryde Cemetery, with Richard Smout leading the event.


In May, our busy research team added 26 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Leading Fireman Alfred Buchanan Brown, who was killed by enemy action whilst on duty at a South Coast resort in 1943.