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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On Tuesday afternoon 12th November, a group of 13 members visited Carisbrooke Castle Museum for a presentation entitled ‘King Charles I: Royal Prisoner’ given by Rosemary Cooper.


The Service of Remembrance took place in the South Chapel of Ryde Cemetery on the 7th November 2019, at 6.30, which was appropriately decorated for the occasion.


In October, our busy research team added 32 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Colonel George Nisbet Mayne, who was a famous gentleman jockey in India.


Chairperson, Barbara Hunt, gave a warm welcome to everyone who attended the AGM and Social morning at the George Street Centre on 12th October, and she thanked so many for coming to support the group. 


In August,  our busy research team added 30 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Vice-Admiral Sir William Augustus Montagu, who had an impressive naval career.


We were blessed with fine dry weather for the insect walk, led by Richard Smout.  around 18 people took part. Richard explained that ‘insects’ was a vast topic and that within the various species could be hundreds of sub species.


It has been a real pleasure to have been part of “The Party on the Green” this year.


Ryde Social Heritage Group held their annual Summer Open Days at Ryde Cemetery Heritage and Learning Centre during the weekend of 8-9 June, which proved to be a great success.


In April, our busy research team added 32 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Lieutenant Commander Alfred Henry Hollis, who towards the close of his naval career commanded H.M.S. Victory then at anchor in Portsmouth Harbour.