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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The IW Council has successfully completed a £450,000 Heritage Lottery funded project to restore Ryde Cemetery. On Friday 10 and Saturday 11 September we will be celebrating the successful completion of the Restoration Project by hosting two open days as part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme.


As is usual for this time of the year the meadow parts of the cemetery are a pretty sight with many tall grasses and wildflowers.


Did you know? The earliest known reference to Daffodils can be found in the 6th century AD writings of the Prophet Mohammed.


In the Victorian ‘Language of Flowers’ the snowdrop is called the flower of hope, its little shoots and snowy buds peeping through in the depths of winter, bringing a promise that spring is on the way. It was also associated with fresh hope as the old year ends and the new one begins.


The holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown, Of all the trees that are in the wood, the holly bears the crown.


St Boniface was born Winfrid or Wynfrith at Crediton in the kingdom of Wessex (now in Devon) and was of a respected and prosperous family.


This is the time of year when spiders seem to be very noticeable, whether by their dewy early morning webs or the vision of them scuttling around our bedrooms and bath tubs!