Despite the cold and drizzly weather 19 people turned up for the Big Garden Birdwatch and 15 actually went out to participate in the count. The others manned the Centre.
At the January meeting 41 members and 14 visitors heard a report on the groups' activities, and a talk by Richard Smout on 'Hidden Heroes of Ryde.'
On 6 November, some of Ryde's past residents travelled to Newport to meet members of the Isle of Wight Family History Society. Instead of the usual talk, we suggested the Character Dramatic Presentation, hearing history first hand.
In October, our busy research team added 30 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Mrs Christabella Mary Williams, who with her husband in 1914, took charge of the ‘Turks Head Inn’ in Lind Street, and in 1922 moved to the ‘Lake Huron Hotel’