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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Event at St Michael’s 7 November 2015

St. Michael's Church

St Michael’s and All Angels Church, Swanmore hosted a Heritage Memories Coffee Morning, to encompass a Time to Remember, those who died in WW1, WW2 and the conflicts which have continued. 11 RSHG Members, attended, despite miserable wind and rain, and enjoyed warm beverages, with delicious scones and cakes. Many memories, accompanied by artefacts and photographs were exchanged. There was much discussion on the Bettesworth Road and Church Street (now St Michael’s Avenue) bombings.

An interesting and informative talk was given on the steel bells hung at St Michael’s which are the only ones on the Isle of Wight and amongst only a few nationally. A member of the audience also recalled ringing the bells when he was a boy. There was an opportunity for visitors to climb the high stairs and view the bells.

The morning concluded with a short Act of Remembrance service in the Lady Chapel.



Carol and Dave


Shelagh, Colin and Barbara

Shelagh, Colin and Barbara