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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Our own native honeysuckle is found throughout Ryde cemetery. The common name comes from the Old English hunigsuge or ‘honey-suck’, because the ‘honey’ (or nectar) can be sucked from the flowers.

Alice and her brother tried on Victorian clothes, drew pictures and played with Victorian games and toys and had a thoroughly enjoyable morning.

After a very cold night the sun came up on Sunday 7 December. The cemetery looked very picturesque and it made for a pleasant walk.

Early evening on Saturday 20 September this bird settled on a headstone in Ryde Cemetery and let me take its photograph.

For the past week or so this little mouse has been coming to feed on the peanuts in the bird feeder hanging on the hedge between the garden of the Lodge and the Cemetery.

May Meadow Flowers At this time of year the cemetery comes alive with meadow flowers and in areas where the flowers are allowed to grow it becomes a feeding ground for flying insects.

There was a heavy snow shower on the morning of Sunday 6th April 2008 and for a brief period, until the sun came out in the afternoon, the cemetery was transformed.