‘Giving Ryde’s Past to the Future’

Historic Ryde Society Quiz Night Thursday 29th June 2023 at Yelf's Hotel, at 7p.m. for 7.30pm.

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…………..

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

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