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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John James Smith Gawn is featured for September. He sacrificed his life in rescuing two children from drowning in Scratchells Bay.


In August, our busy research team added 31 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Frank Dyer, a nine-year-old schoolboy who was a Wolf Cub of the 1st Ryde Scouts.


In July, our busy research team added 30 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Jean Rodolphe Du Thon, 16-year-old grandson of Mrs Lind of Westmont. 


In June, our busy research team added 31 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Mrs Mary Ann Gittens, wife of Mr. Francis George Gittens, manager of Yelf’s Tap, Church-lane.


Following on from a request by members, we have begun featuring a specific grave of a person who died in whatever was the current month.


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.