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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January Quarterly Meeting for Members, Friends & Guests

There was a very good attendance at the January Quarterly Meeting, the first one of the new decade, held at the George Street Centre on Saturday 11th January 2020, when we had 34 members and 7 visitors, a total of 41 persons present.  Barbara Hunt, chairperson, welcomed everyone and thanked so many for coming to support the group.

Reference was made regarding the forthcoming Memories Coffee mornings with a changing theme, beginning in February, this will be a new venture for the group which will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month.  Barbara also mentioned the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch that will be on Saturday 25th January at Ryde Cemetery.

During the break for the raffle and refreshments, everyone seemed to enjoy the chance to chat and catch up with friends and visitors.  It was also an opportunity to peruse some old sale catalogues relating to various properties around Ryde, and a couple of the Street files.

Members and guests were then treated to a presentation by Martin Light about the Windmills of the East Wight. A fascinating subject, we learned a lot about their workings and history, and it was so interesting that we could have listened to more. People had time after the talk to look at books that Martin had brought along with him.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Martin Light for his part in making it a very enjoyable morning.

Photographs by Dave Bushell