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.
Isle of Wight Rifles

Heritage Open Days

  • 12 — 14 September 2014

Large exhibition to include the impact on Ryde during the first few months of the First World War, casualties and survivors, volunteers and recruiting, the Red Cross Hospitals and the community effort to aid the campaign. Then a look at 50 years on from the start of the war - the 1960s, how life had changed in the town and the new era of music, fashion, innovation and invention. Meet some of the characters from Ryde in 1914 and learn how sewing, knitting and collecting jam all helped the war effort. Refreshments available. Open 11am - 4pm each day 12 - 14 September 2014.

Suitable for

  • Any age


St Thomas Heritage Centre
St Thomas Street
Isle of Wight
PO33 2DL

Getting there

In Town Centre. Public car parks and bus stops close by.

Services and facilities

Additional info

This is an old church and care should be taken on uneven floors, wheelchair accessible with care on slight raised central floor. Volunteers available to assist.