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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Official Opening at Ryde Academy

New Building Ryde Academy

On Tuesday 4 September, two members, Dave Bushell and Ann Barrett, went along to represent Ryde Social Heritage Group at the official opening of the state-of-the-art new building at Ryde Academy.

Gioia Minghella-Giddens, High Sherriff, performed the opening ceremony and spoke about her own and her brother’s education and the great opportunities for the present and future students.

A tour around the building was given by the students (who were a credit to the Academy), the purpose of various rooms and areas were explained.  They were asked many questions, but nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel very welcome.

The invitation to attend resulted from the assistance the RSHG gave to the students for their project to research the history of their school, prior to, and after, it moved from St. John’s Road to Pell Lane in Ryde.

Photographs by Dave Bushell