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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We had a wonderful day at the Rotary Family Fun Day, which took place on Saturday 30 July. The day was bright with a light breeze, our gazebo was set up early in the Eastern Gardens on the Esplanade.


At lunchtime on Tuesday 26th July, I had a chance to carry out a short survey of the butterflies in the conservation area of Ryde Cemetery as part of the Big Butterfly Count.


Mr Whiteway retired from the managership of the High Street branch of the Maypole Dairy Company. He had been in the company’s employ for 48 years and manager here since 1911.


This last Saturday, 30th April, 2022, we had 24 people attend our Coffee morning at the resource centre in Ryde Cemetery.


Miss Castle was the only daughter of Mrs. Castle and the late Mr. Castle, founder of Castle's Furnishing Stores, Ryde.


Mr Frederick Bruce Holt, he had carried on the electrical business of Ashton & Holt, at 15 Cross-street, for nearly twenty years.