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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Once again we organised for a Butterfly Walk to take place at Ryde Cemetery, with Richard Smout leading the event.

In May, our busy research team added 26 biographical records to names on the website, including that of Leading Fireman Alfred Buchanan Brown, who was killed by enemy action whilst on duty at a South Coast resort in 1943.

Members of RSHG visited Ryde Fire Station and enjoyed a very interesting tour of the station and an informative talk by Damon Corr.

An enjoyable meeting, which included an interesting presentation by Nick Minns on Island postcards, was held for members at the George St Centre, Ryde, last Saturday.

Members of Ryde Social Heritage Group enjoy being out and about in the community supporting local events.