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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Summer Beauty

Bee on Bramble

Although the weather has been very spasmodic, it is wonderful when the sun shines. The Cemetery looks good this time of year, the grass has been cut and signs of Summer are all around.  The volunteer transcribers spotted some flowers which they photographed and many more are just beginning to show, the buttercups are everywhere, taking over from the earlier primroses.

The conservation area (the Old Parish Cemetery) has a vast array of meadow grasses which are allowed to grow and wave in the breeze.  A variety of insects can be seen busy amongst the wild flowers, which in turn attract the birds.

The Cemetery Sexton (John) has planted 340 bedding plants around the twin chapels which will provide a beautiful display as the Summer goes on.

The cemetery is a lovely place to walk, it is peaceful and there are many birds, insects and plants to see. The trees will give you shade if the sun is too hot.

yellow & beeblue 2

Grass 1Meadow grasses

Photographs by Carol Strong