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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April Quarterly Meeting 2023

On Saturday April 1st we held the RSHG quarterly meeting and social morning at the George Street Centre, Ryde.  31 people turned up, despite the awful weather, 6 of those were visitors, of whom, several had been to our meetings previously.  As Barbara (chair) had sent apologies, Ann (membership secretary) and Margaret (minutes secretary) were on hand to organise a successful meeting.

Ann welcomed everyone, and the usual business was dealt with, there being no questions or queries about the 3-monthly reports.

Ann said the Walking Festival preparations were well under way and if anybody would like to join the walk on either the 16th or 20th May, to just turn up at the cemetery gates in West Street at 11am on the day.

Ann reminded about the Postcard Fair being held at the Masonic Hall on Saturday 22nd April, 10am-3pm. and said postcards gave an excellent historical view into the past.

Jennifer spoke about the forthcoming members outing to Brading Station and was accepting names of those people who would like to be included.  After which a raffle was drawn, refreshments were taken, with much socialising.

Ann then gave a warm welcome to Sarah Burdett, the speaker for the morning, who gave a wonderful and really interesting talk about “Osborne Stable Block.”

I should like to give many thanks to the people who stepped forward to assist with various tasks on the morning, it was very much appreciated.

Ann Barrett
Membership Secretary

Image: by Elaine Saunders