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

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.


In early June parts of the cemetery are covered with this pretty white flower. The Ox-Eye daisy is a typical meadow flower; it thrives in a wide range of conditions and prefers heavy and damp soils.


In a part of the Old Parish Cemetery, a small patch of bright colour caught my eye and, getting down on my hands and knees to investigate, I saw what looked like a tiny little orchid.