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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RSHG produce 4 magazines a year, in January, April, July and October, these can be read online.

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In May, our busy research team added 27 biographical records to names on the website, including that of  Mr George Douglas Handley of Handleys Ltd, Southsea.


In April, our busy research team added 23 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Mr. John Emery Vardy, proprietor of the Albany Hotel.


Sunday March 21st is Census day.  This year, for the 1st time we are being asked to fill-in the form online. For those without a computer there will be the opportunity to request a paper form.


As a group we usually take part in the “Big Garden Birdwatch”, but of course this year all is different.


In December, our busy research team added 24 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Mr William Coote, trinity pilot, who worked from the "Fox" Trinity Pilot Cutter.


In November, our busy research team added 40 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Mr Edward Kennett Minter, who for many years traded as a butcher in High Street, Ryde.


In October, our busy research team added 33 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Mr Henry John Linington, who for many years was in the employ of Messrs. Chaplin as a boatman.