Photo of the month
100 years ago as the people of Ryde were preparing for Christmas their thoughts were also with their Boys at the Front. Selfridges offered a service to send comfort to the Front for those who could afford it.
Hypericum perforatum, also known as St John's Wort, is a flowering plant species of the genus Hypericum and a medicinal herb that is sold over-the-counter as a treatment for depression.
The beautiful ornamental cherry trees at the West Street end of Ryde Cemetery are now in full bloom and as the month progresses, gusts of wind will blow the petals like pink snowflakes across the road, the cemetery main carriageway and blanket nearby graves.
At the entrance to the Cemetery Lodge there is a beautiful display of Michaelmas daisies. These flowers belong to the aster family and aster comes from the Ancient Greek word meaning star, referring to the shape of the flower head.