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 morning 15th November 2016, under gloomy skies, our latest Fungi Walk took place at Ryde Cemetery under the guidance of Dr Colin Pope of the Isle of Wight Natural History and Archaeological Society.

Our 1916 Centenary Commemoration culminated in a Service of Remembrance conducted by Canon Graham Morris in the South Chapel of Ryde Cemetery on Thursday evening 10th November 2016.

The Group has been very busy during the last couple of weeks continuing with work related to the First World War Centenary Partnership which we joined in 2014. This year our focus is on 1916 and the two major battles of that year, Jutland and the Somme.

RSHG have received another award, a Certificate of Excellence for the South & South East in Bloom, associated with Ryde Cemetery

In August our busy research team added 27 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Edward Barnett, who was highly respected in Ryde

Our 'Ryde Characters' have been out and about again, making a return visit to the Elim Church Senior Circle on Wednesday 3rd August 2016 at their premises in Albert Street.

The RSHG Members Meeting at the George St Centre on Saturday 9 July was very enjoyable and 40 people attended. After the main business with updates on the Group's activities, Mark Wingham gave an excellent talk on 'The Golden Age of Picture Postcards.'