Ryde Social Heritage Group

Ryde Social Heritage Group
Cemetery Lodge 63 West Street
Isle of Wight
PO33 2QF





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A community heritage group set up in 2002 to research, document and freely 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, their burial sites and to promote the social history of Ryde through events and exhibitions.

Venue Type:

Association or society, Archive, Heritage site

Opening hours

Ryde Cemetery is open dawn to dusk
Heritage and Learning Centre 10am - 3pm Mon - Thurs (cemetery sexton will be on site)
Weekends manned by volunteers (subject to availability)

Admission charges

Free. Use contact us page on www.rshg.org.uk if making a special or group visit to ensure volunteers available at centre.

Collection details

Archives, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Ryde Cemetery Paper Poppy Field

Ryde Cemetery Garden of Remembrance Poppy making

  • 27 October — 11 November 2014 *on now

Come and make and plant a red paper poppy for Ryde Social Heritage Group's Garden of Remembrance at the Heritage and Learning Centre, Ryde Cemetery. Each simple to make poppy will represent one of the 500 fallen of the First World War from the town. Please sign our Remembrance Book. Our First World War exhibition in the South Chapel gives an insight into the lives of some of the people connected with the town and our research folders are available to browse. John, our cemetery sexton, is on hand to help Monday to Thursday from 10am, weekends manned subject to volunteer availability. Refreshments available

Suitable for

  • Any age



Paper Poppy Field

Ryde Cemetery Garden of Remembrance Memorial Service

  • 11 November 2014 6:30-8pm

Come and join Ryde Social Heritage Group for a short memorial service in the South Chapel, Ryde Cemetery led by Canon Graham Morris to commemorate the people from Ryde who gave their lives in the First World War. See our 'Garden of Remembrance' - 500 red paper poppies made by local people and youth organisations each one to represent one of the fallen from our town - and our First World War exhibition. A bugler will play The Last Post. Refreshments will be available after the service.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly