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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Spring has Sprung!

Display in South Chapel
Display in South Chapel

‘Spring has sprung!’ inside Ryde Cemetery Heritage and Learning Centre.

See beautiful photographs of the flowers you can see now in Ryde and Binstead cemeteries, read about St Marks Flies (Bibio Marci) due in late April and “William Herbert”, a common frog in May. In the town Easter dances and concerts, the Mounted Gymkhana and Spring Bazaars dominated the calendars of history. The Isle of Wight Races at Ashey took place in April and the Queen visited Ryde in May.

See all this and much more on our two new spring displays – open now until mid May in the North and South chapels.

The centre is open Monday to Thursday with the sexton, John, on hand to help with enquiries. It is often open at weekends by volunteers from Ryde Social Heritage Group (weather permitting). Drop in to see the display and have a chat and coffee with John, locate a lost family grave with our maps and indexes or browse our many research folders and book shelf. Colouring and quiz sheets always available for the children.

Guided tours and group visits available by appointment – use the ‘Contact’ tab on the website with your name, group details, numbers and suggested dates you would like to visit and our volunteers will do their best to accommodate you.