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 were blessed with fine dry weather for the insect walk, led by Richard Smout.  around 18 people took part. Richard explained that ‘insects’ was a vast topic and that within the various species could be hundreds of sub species.

Join us, and Richard Smout for a leisurely walk around Ryde Cemetery on Tuesday 13 August. There are many species of Insects  for you to see, which he will help you to identify.

What a beautiful sight on a March morning. A large bay tree with an abundance of white blossom interspersed between its branches. The delight of Spring in Ryde Cemetery.

The spring, almost summer weather we experienced in February 2019 was amazing. Temperatures stayed for days in the high teens and in full sun it felt more like early 20s. The primroses and daffodils were in bloom at the start of the month and the crocus seemed to go completely mad! There was a particularly

This Saturday 26th January, we had a very good attendance to our Big Garden Bird Count at the West Street Cemetery.

Ryde Social Heritage Group invite you to carry out your annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch at Ryde Cemetery on Saturday 26 January 2019 from 11am to 1pm.

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

There is a lot of evidence of subterranean habitation in Ryde Cemetery at the moment. This occupies a relatively large area in the central southern part, under a broad canopied tree. Foxes are spotted fairly frequently in the cemetery throughout the year but we have not had any reported sightings of badgers. This area has