There are many ways in which you can help the society, either now or in the future.

If you wish to help us now, we need everyone to look in attics and sheds to find anything relating to Ryde in the past. It doesn’t matter how old or unimportant you think things are…..everything has a story to tell, which can be shared with a wider audience! We can either copy or photograph items if you are happy for us to do this, or you can donate items for future display.

Do you have any memories of Ryde in the past? Oral history is an important part of the community. If you have elderly friends, relatives or neighbours, ask them about their memories of Ryde. You can either record them, or write it down. Don’t forget your own memories – even yesterday is now history, and gone forever! We have books in the Heritage Centre for people to write down their memories of Ryde.

We need people to help with fundraising, and to liaise with local schools and community groups. Come and join the party – like this one in Union Street to celebrate Prince Albert laying the foundation stone of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club in 1846!

Please go to the Contact Us page of the website, or visit Ryde District Heritage Centre and tell us how you would like to help. Thanks very much for your interest.

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