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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During April 2006, new information about a selection of people buried in Ryde Cemetery (gathered from filmed copies of the IW County Press, IW Observer, from Directories and from the Census) has been added to their records on the website. Two of our members, Ann and Les Barrett, have been busy in the County Records


A story from the turn of the nineteenth century, by a descendant in the present. While walking in the Cemetery on Easter Monday, 17 April 2006, Janette and I met Mr James Shaw, and his wife. We stopped and chatted for a while and answered some of Mr. Shaw’s questions about various graves, and the


Exhibition Launch : A Celebratory Evening Event Following a successful bid to the Local Heritage Initiative, Ryde Social Heritage Group held an evening event at the George Street Centre, on 21 March 2006, to launch the Group’s project about the social history of Ryde, and the new website. Almost 150 people attended the occasion. Preparations


We understand our little theatre here will be open earlier than usual this season, and will entirely be decorated and painted.