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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The Importance of Volunteers

December 2016

We have passed another milestone, over 18,000 new records have been added to the website, the actual total at the end of December 2016 being 18,068.  Considering the total was under 16,000 at the end of 2015, we are justifiably pleased with the result.

Credit for this must go to our willing band of transcribers, photographers, and the administrators after the ground work has been done. This achievement has surpassed all our expectations this year and hopefully we can carry this on in 2017.  The Christmas and New Year holiday will no doubt have been a welcome break for everybody.

The mild weather has helped a lot, although on some very cold days, the volunteers have wrapped up and braved the elements.  A hot drink to warm up afterwards was always available.

From the start (transcribing) to the finish (adding to the website), involves an enormous amount of hours, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Ryde Social Heritage Group volunteers who have made this all possible.

Well Done Everybody!

Ann Barrett


Winter photographs in Ryde Cemetery 2016 by David Bushell