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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August 2007 – Publications Group Outing

Publications Group Outing

RSHG’s Publications Group which is led by Carol Strong and is made up of members Liz Graves, Rachael Mead and Janette Gregson, is working on an idea for a publication about the places of historical interest along Ryde Esplanade between the Pier and Puckpool Park. As part of our research we had an outing on August 4th 2007. It was a beautiful sunny day and we met up by the entrance to the Pier and took a leisurely stroll along the Esplanade to Puckpool Park. We were accompanied on our expedition by Harry, Rachael’s youngest son.
Along the way we pointed out and shared with each other information we had all researched about the area and the buildings. We stopped off for refreshments at the cafÉ in Puckpool Park before taking a ride on the Ryde Road Train (the Dotto Train) back to the Pier.
There are so many points of interest along this route and there was much to talk about. Some of the interesting features are hidden away and could easily be missed by visitors and even locals if not pointed out so our aim is produce a publication about this area in 2008.