We have decided to branch out with our monthly photo feature and provide a bit more variety. Over the next few months we are planning to focus on interesting architecture within the Ryde area.
Entertainment was provided for Elim Senior Circle when Harry Withington (otherwise known as 'the Yankee') was rather alarming dressed as a cowboy and waving a gun around! His nagging wife Sarah was also a bit scary with her threatening walking stick.
In January, our busy research team added 41 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Mr William Gabell, a well-known townsman. He started a printing business at 43 Union Street, Ryde.
On Saturday 28 January 18 people met at Ryde Cemetery Heritage and Learning Centre for the RSPB Garden Birdwatch event. Fortunately it was dry and sunny, although rather chilly.
In December, our busy research team added 34 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Mr Edwin Joyce. A carver and guilder, of 49 Union-street, Ryde.
The first Ryde Social Heritage Group Members meeting of the year was held on the 7th January at the George Street Centre and despite a spate of seasonal illness was attended by 33 Members and 6 Visitors.
Seasonal festivities were in full swing at the Ryde Cemetery Heritage and Learning Centre for RSHG's Victorian Christmas Event. About 40 members and friends passed through the doors between 10.30 and 2pm
This was the third year running that Haylands Primary School brought both of their Year 3 classes to Ryde Cemetery as an introduction to their Victorian studies.