We are pleased to announce that our bi-annual Antiques & Collectors Fair is taking place next Sunday 14th December 2014
Masonic Hall in John Street, Ryde.
Doors open at 10.00 am until 3.00pm
Entrance fee £0.75
There will be a raffle and refreshments available. If you are looking for something different to give a loved one at Christmas, this might be just the place to come for that unusual gift.
All monies raised going towards the running of the Heritage Centre.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
Grow Your Tenner will launch on Tuesday the 14th of October at 10am
Historic Ryde Society will host a talk at Yelf’s Hotel, Wednesday, September 10, 7pm. ‘The Ship that hunted itself’ is the story of an engagement on September 14 1914 between the British HMS Carmania and the German SMS Cap Trafalgar. These armed Merchant Cruisers were both converted luxury liners, and by coincidence, SMS Cap Trafalgar had disguised herself as HMS Carmania.
The Guest Speaker is David Slade, a Member of the Orders and Medals Research Society.
The talk is free to members of Historic Ryde Society. Please bring along membership cards. Non-members are requested to give a donation towards Historic Ryde Society. All welcome. Raffle as usual.
A great deal of hard work by HRS Chair Liz, and a lot of standing around selling tickets by Erica and Lesley helped raise £600 over the weekend! The Grand Voucher raffle was supported by thirty businesses around Ryde, to all of whom HRS is very grateful. Vouchers included meals out, flower offers, hairdressing opportunities, and money off a disco event!
The weekend also saw the return of the increasingly popular Antique and Collectors’ Fair in the Masonic Hall, John Street, on Sunday. Thanks to Theresa and her team in the kitchen, and Lorna for manning a pretty chilly doorway in the morning!
Also included in the total is a contribution from Ryde Business Association, whose popular Father Christmas grotto enthralled nearly 100 children over the Dickensian weekend. Father Christmas will return to the grotto every Saturday and Sunday in the lead up to Christmas. Tickets cost £3.50 per child, of which £1 will be donated to HRS. The cost of the ticket does not include a tour of the Heritage Centre for all rabbit’s friends and relations, however! 😀
Well done everybody! A good weekend’s work.
We are pleased to announce that Busy Bee Garden Centre has agreed to sponsor the next Quiz Night, to coincide with the opening of their new store.
Busy Bee has been spending the last few months building a state of the art Garden Centre with Glass Atrium, Restaurant with balcony, disabled access and a glass fronted entrance hall.
For more information about Busy Bee Garden Centre and date of opening of the new store visit the Busy Bee website here.