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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Photo of the month

Although not exactly architecture, we couldn't resist showing this  interesting piece of old street furniture, still remaining in Monkton Street, Ryde.


This building in West-street was erected in loving memory of Robert & Elizabeth Milligan by their daughter Sophia Milligan, in 1880.


See the ornate features on the tower of St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, High Street, Ryde. Originally called St Marie's Roman Catholic Church.


The writing on the wall at 9 Church Mews, Church Lane, Ryde. You can make out the words if you study it a while.


This relates to a well known Ryde grocery and corn merchant business. Photographed in upper High Street.


This is an interesting item relating to a well known Ryde business family of the early 20th century.


This is the first in our series of Interesting Architecture around the Ryde area


The stained-glass windows pictured here form part of the South chapel in Ryde Cemetery, shown with a shaft of sunlight brightening the room on a cold January day.


The Robin with it’s distinctive bright red breast, adds to the spectacle of winter and we tend to notice them more in our gardens at this time of year.