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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Welcome to the Ryde Social Heritage Group Website


Ryde Social Heritage Group

RSHG was formed by a small group of friends in 2002 and became a formally constituted group in 2005.  RSHG exists to research, document and share information about the history of Ryde, Isle of Wight, UK, including the development of the town, the people, their lives and deaths, businesses and entertainments.

 

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Since 2002 we have been recording information from Ryde Cemetery producing maps and recording inscriptions and we search through archives to find biographical information relating to the people buried there. We are also researching about the people, businesses, development and significant events that happened in Ryde.  We collect documents, information and artefacts relating to Ryde and have a growing archive which we make available to the public at Open Days and exhibitions.  We produce books and leaflets, hold exhibitions and give guided walks and presentations to help people understand the rich history and the significance of our town. 

Next Event:

IW at War
IW FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY AGM & CONFERENCE SATURDAY 3 MAY AT NORTHWOOD HOUSE, COWES
The Wight at War 1914 - 1919. Marking the centenary of WW1 and the contribution of the Isle of Wight people and businesses to the War effort.
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Join us:

Ryde Social Heritage Group (RSHG) formed in 2002 aims to widen the appreciation of local history, help support people to learn about Ryde's past and their own local histories, and record and preserve the local history of Ryde, Isle of Wight.

If you are interested in joining the group you can find membership details on the About Us section of this website.

The grave database was last updated: 23/4/2014

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News
Family History Shrine
FAMILY HISTORY SHRINE WORKSHOP
We are running a FREE Family History Shrine workshop at the Heritage & Learning Centre, Ryde Cemetery. Sat 10 May (Click on heading for more details)
CWGC headstone Cossins WW1
NEW ADDITION TO OUR EDUCATION PAGE - WORLD WAR 1 STUDIES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS
We have added a World War 1 studies to our education page, complete with maps, guidance and information sheets.
Ann & Jenny Researchers
MARCH 2014 BIOGRAPHICAL ADDITIONS TO RECORDS
In March our busy Research Team added biographical information to 34 records on the website. (Click on Title for more information)
Soup Kitchen
NEWS FROM RYDE APRIL 1864
The soup kitchen has well performed its work this past winter. The number of persons relieved in January was 1434; February 1660.

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Photo of the month
Cherry Blossom

CHERRY BLOSSOM


The beautiful ornamental cherry trees at the West Street end of Ryde Cemetery are now in full bloom

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Features and Stories
Simnel Cake
SIMNEL CAKES FOR MOTHERS
Almost a hundred cakes were distributed to mothers on Mothering Sunday.
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There are several sections to Ryde Social Heritage Group's website, all of which can be accessed by clicking on one of the words on the green bar above:


Database of Graves and Names

The Graves Section is by far the largest section of the website: the database currently holds 13751 records, from Ryde Cemetery, St Thomas' Church graveyard, Ashey & Binstead Cemeteries. The website is updated on a regular basis.   You can see the list of records added this month, or link to the most recent 100 records.  You can search for an individual by typing the surname into the search box in the top right hand corner of this page or you can go to our search page for more advanced search features.  If we have any more information about a person we have attached files to the relevant record.   Scroll down to the bottom of any record to see if more information and/or photographs have been added.

 

Cemetery Maps

The website also contains information to help you locate a grave in Ryde Cemetery.   This map shows you how far we have progressed in mapping and transcribing the Cemetery.  Each record for Ryde Cemetery gives a RSHG map number and grid reference.  If you go to the map page you can print off a copy of the relevant map or maps.  You can also look up the name of a person in the Alphabetical Indexes, the indexes contain ALL the names that are on the maps whether the Transcribing Group has been able to read them or not.  Some graves cannot be read because they are too eroded, have no markers or are too overgrown.  So if you can't find who you are looking for by using our Search features it's worth checking in the Indexes.  Further details of how to do this can be found on the Map page.   The map and index files may take a few minutes to download, depending on the speed of your connection.

 

PLEASE NOTE information, indexes and maps for Ashey and Binstead cemeteries and St Thomas churchyard will be added soon.

 

History of Ryde and Ryde Cemetery (IoW, UK)

The section on "History" is divided in two – the history of the Cemetery, and the history of the town of Ryde Isle of Wight.

 

Nature

The section on "Nature" provides details of the flora and fauna found in Ryde Cemetery as this is also part of the heritage of the Cemetery grounds.

 

Photo Galleries

The "Gallery" section has categories for People, Nature, Ryde Town, The Cemetery, Ryde Social Heritage Group (RSHG) Activities, and a Miscellaneous Gallery.  An enlarged view of all the thumbnail images on this website can be obtained by double clicking on any thumbnail picture.

 

About Ryde Social Heritage Group

The "About Us" Section contains details about Ryde Social Heritage Group (RSHG): it lists Committee members, meetings, Newsletters, and how to join the group.

 

More Features:

Each month, the front page has a "Featured Article", and a dated list of "News" items.  The stories on these two pages are archived so that you can always read any you have missed.  There is usually a seasonal photo of the month.   Finally, a "Guestbook" lists some of the comments and queries posted to the site via the moderated "Contact Us" section.

 

Talk to us

Please let us know what you think of this web site.  We value your opinons.

 

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