Historic Ryde Society

‘Giving Ryde’s Past to the Future’

Historic Ryde Society Quiz Night Thursday 26 October 2023 at Yelf's Hotel, at 7p.m. for 7.30pm.

Local Website Links

Eve Designs Limited – accessibility website design specialist and producer of this website

Ann’s page – Ann Barrett has researched IOW Genealogy and set up a very useful database of historical information

Brading Roman Villa – does what it says on the tin…………..

Busy Bee Garden Centre – one of our local sponsors supporting the Ice Well refurbishment.

Carisbrooke Castle Museum – ditto……….

Cowes Heritage – online shop and contact details

Heritage100 – quirky artefacts around Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and where to see them for yourself.

I Love Ryde – a website for locals and visitors .

Insula Vecta – Kevin Mitchell’s homepage – mainly island pubs and brewers

Island Eye – everything you always wanted to know about what’s happening on the Isle of Wight……….

Isle of WIght County Record Office

Isle of Wight History website – locally run Isle of Wight History website

Isle of Wight Industrial Archaeology Society

Isle of Wight Photographers – a database of IOW Photographers from 1840 to 1940

Isle of Wight Postal Museum – a fantastic private collection of Postal Memorabilia – an obsession of Arthur Reeder!

Isle of Wight Pottery – past and present Island potters

Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra – formed in 1977 it has become an important part of Island life.

Ryde Carnival – website of the oldest carnival in England, which Queen Victoria and her family came to see

Ryde Fire Station

Ryde Social Heritage Group –  a website featuring research into the lives of people buried in Ryde Cemetery, and general history of Ryde

Southern Life (UK) – a history of  villages of Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Ventnor Local History

Vernon Square – website of a beautiful Regency and Victorian Garden in the centre of Ryde – an oasis of calm……….

Wootton Bridge Historical

UK websites

Darwin’s Pigeons – Victorian Pigeon Club website – would have been popular in 19th century Ryde!

Historic Food with Ivan Day – who helped us to identify the usefulness of ‘Jack’, the spit, or bottle jack, recently donated to the Heritage Centre.

National Piers Society – find out all you ever wanted to know about Great British Piers!

Some of our Supporters

Annuity Direct

Chic Antique

The Chocolate Apothecary – yummy…..!

Depth Ltd

Gibbs and Gurnell


I Love Ryde

Just Home

The Orrery –  The Donald McGill postcard museum

Richwood’s Furniture Store

Smith & Stephenson


International Web sites

The Ryde District Historical Society – Welcome to the web site of the Ryde District Historical Society Inc. and Family History Study Group New South Wales Australia