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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Northwood House, Cowes

Ryde on the Brink of War

  • 3 May 2014 10am-5pm

Come and meet Ryde Social Heritage Group and see our new exhibition at the Family History Society's One Day Conference 'The Wight at War'. See what was happening in Ryde in 1914 as the start of the First World War drew ever closer.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Northwood House
Ward Avenue
Isle of Wight
PO31 8AZ

Getting there

Northwood House is served by Southern Vectis buses (route 1) from Newport (both services, either via the Round House or the Park & Ride) and the Red Funnel ferry terminal at Cowes. The bus stop is in Park Road, a couple of minutes from the House.

Additional info

Northwood House is fully accessible to all, with ramps and level access to all areas. The Exhibition areas and Conference rooms are all on the ground floor.


The Exhibition areas will be open to all, for a nominal fee of £2.
Children accompanied by adults will be admitted free to the Exhibition areas.
Current and former members of the Armed Services will be admitted free to the Exhibition areas.
Tickets to attend the Exhibition and Talks will be £8 for Members of IWFHS, and £10 for Non-Members.



Lower Union Street then and now

Ryde on the Brink of War

  • 24 — 25 May 2014 11am-4pm

Open Days in Ryde Cemetery Heritage & Learning Centre with displays, exhibitions, 'Meet the Residents' character walks, cemetery trails and childrens activities. Discover how the start of the First World War affected the lives and social activities of the families living in the town. Visit the graves of the fallen and find out what happened to their families and businesses. Discover which houses were turned into Red Cross hospitals and the work of the volunteers in caring for the sick and injured.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly