About Ryde Social Heritage Group
Ryde Social Heritage Group (RSHG) formed in 2002 aims to widen the appreciation of local history, help support people to learn about Ryde’s past and their own local histories, and record and preserve the local history of Ryde, Isle of Wight.
The Group is researching the social history of the citizens of Ryde, documenting their lives and businesses, recording their places of burial including the memorial inscriptions, and promoting and publishing the findings in electronic and printed formats.
In June 2008 RSHG successfully completed a Lottery funded project called Ryde’s Heritage, Our Town, Your Histories. Details about the project can be found throughout this website.
Ryde Social Heritage Group Membership
Ryde Social Heritage Group is a membership organisation. The Membership year runs from 1 October to 30 September members are requested to pay when they join and to renew subscriptions at the AGM in October, or prior to that if possible. The annual subscription is currently £10 per person.
We also offer a Lifetime Membership for individuals at a one off payment of £100.
To become a member of Ryde Social Heritage Group please send us a message using the Contact page. We welcome active and non-active members alike. If you wish to join in any activities, speak to us about your preferences.
Ryde Social Heritage Group Magazine – BEYOND THE GRAVES
Members of RSHG receive four magazines each year, published to coincide with the Members’ meetings, in January, April, July and October each year. From October 2006, our quarterly magazines have had a theme for the articles.
These Magazines can read by clicking here.
Below we include Information on some of our most active members, in alphabetical order, and the current Committee:
- Ann Barrett (Membership Secretary) is a founder member and the Research & Publications Co-ordinator for the Group. She has researched for many years and studied history, both local and family history for most of that time.
- Elisabeth Hughes (Minute Secretary).
- Barbara Hunt (Chairperson) has lived in Ryde for the past 52 years, having moved from Reading as a child. She loves Ryde and its history and enjoys researching her own family tree.
- Michael Parsley (Treasurer).
- Many other members contribute at meetings, and support the work of the various Work Groups (Transcribing, Publications, Mapping, Research, Natural History, and Family History).