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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Isle of Wight Day “Celebrating Ryde’s Rich Heritage”

Domestic Service

On Saturday 24th September, despite the many counter attractions available on the day, we were still able to attract some 50 visitors throughout the five hours that the Ryde Cemetery Learning Centre, liberally garlanded with IW Day bunting, was open. These visitors were able to enjoy the displays in the South Chapel as well as items from the Roy Brinton Collection, our extensive archives and varied refreshments. Several people including a couple from Canada were assisted in tracing their relative’s graves. Some of the members dressed up in keeping with the event and were keen to welcome the steady flow of visitors.




Photographs by David Bushell