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

Early evening on Saturday 20 September this bird settled on a headstone in Ryde Cemetery and let me take its photograph.

For the past week or so this little mouse has been coming to feed on the peanuts in the bird feeder hanging on the hedge between the garden of the Lodge and the Cemetery.

May Meadow Flowers At this time of year the cemetery comes alive with meadow flowers and in areas where the flowers are allowed to grow it becomes a feeding ground for flying insects.

There was a heavy snow shower on the morning of Sunday 6th April 2008 and for a brief period, until the sun came out in the afternoon, the cemetery was transformed.

Snowdrops, or Galanthus, which means “milk flower”, to give them their correct name, are the classic winter flowering plant, loved by everyone.

There was a heavy frost in the cemetery yesterday morning and although most of it had melted by the time we met up at 10:30 for our weekly Transcribing session Kate found this beautiful ice cross in a shaped flower holder on one of the graves.