The dedicated team of Transcribers have been meeting in Ryde Cemetery every Saturday morning throughout the year to record the inscriptions from the grave stones and memorials. We normally work for a couple of hours and only the severest of weather conditions would normally put off this intrepid troupe.
I am really pleased to announce that on 10 November 2007 we passed the milestone of uploading the 4000th individual record to Ryde Social Heritage Group's website.
Our Researchers were busy again in October and have updated 28 records with information gleaned from a variety of records including census records, directories and death and funeral reports from local newspapers.
After reading the article on Augustus George Vernon-Harcourt, Jane Ryder sent us information on her great uncle, Harry Higgins, who worked for Augustus for a short time between 1903 and 1906.
Over the weekend of September 8th and 9th the RSHG held two open days at Ryde Cemetery as part of the National Heritage Open Days event. This annual event has been set up to allow people to explore places of interest for free and learn all about their own local history. This was the first time RSHG participated in the Heritage Open Days programme.