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 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!


Our own native honeysuckle is found throughout Ryde cemetery. The common name comes from the Old English hunigsuge or ‘honey-suck’, because the ‘honey’ (or nectar) can be sucked from the flowers.


Alice and her brother tried on Victorian clothes, drew pictures and played with Victorian games and toys and had a thoroughly enjoyable morning.


After a very cold night the sun came up on Sunday 7 December. The cemetery looked very picturesque and it made for a pleasant walk.