The Chairman welcomed 34 members and 3 visitors to the July Quarterly Meeting, Secretary and Treasurer’s reports were given. Ann Barrett, gave up to date news of the present research and activities of the Group.
On Friday 30th June 2017, two students from Ryde Academy attended the Ryde Cemetery Heritage & Learning Centre to research the history of their school from its beginnings as Upper Grade School for boys, to Ryde High School.
On Thursday 29th June 2017, Rithu Elizabeth, a student from Portsmouth University, came on a pre-arranged visit to the Ryde Cemetery Heritage & Learning Centre, to research information for her project, The History of Vectis Hall, Melville Street, Ryde, starting from when it was built as a Charity School in 1812.
Our talk took place at Ryde Library on Tuesday 20 June at 2pm. This was actually the third 'Tea and Talk' event which the library have organised this year. Instead of a straightforward talk we took along our cast of 'Regency Residents' for a dramatic performance.
Ryde Social Heritage Group held their annual Summer Open Days at Ryde Cemetery Heritage and Learning Centre during the weekend of 17 and 18 June. The event was blessed with clear skies and high temperatures throughout.
On Friday 5th May 2017 Ryde Social Heritage Group were invited by U3A to give them a presentation on the work and activities of RSHG and this took place at the Church Close Social Club in Wootton Bridge.
On Saturday 29th April, under gloomy skies and with a sharp breeze, a party of thirteen set off from the Ryde Cemetery Learning Centre at the start of a Bird Walk led by Richard Smout.
In April, our busy research team added 43 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Mr. John Jenkins, who for nearly 40 years had been associated with the work of Missions to Seamen.