There was a full-house at the January Quarterly Meeting held at the George Street Centre on the 12th January 2019, which was attended by 32 members and 28 guests, a total of 60 persons present.
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.
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.