Historic Ryde Society

‘Giving Ryde’s Past to the Future’

Historic Ryde Society Quiz Night Thursday 28 September 2023 at Yelf's Hotel, at 7p.m. for 7.30pm.

A number of local businesses sponsor Historic Ryde Society by helping with logo design, membership flyers, window stickers, website design and maintenance.

If you are interested in sponsoring any aspect of the society’s endeavours please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail or telephone.
To do this, please go to Contact Us.

Ryde District Heritage Centre

HRS is very grateful to Lee Byrne and Ryde Townscape Heritage Initiative for the grant which enabled the society to restore the fabric of the basement of the Royal Victoria Arcade. Excellent news was the arrival of Hovertravel, who agreed to sponsor a display in the centre, and allow us access to archives and models of early hovercraft. Hovertravel also made a generous financial donation.


HRS is very grateful to businesses around Ryde who generously donated vouchers for the Christmas raffles, and especially to Bombay Palace, for their generous donation to the raffle at the St Patrick’s Day Ceilidh event, in 2011.

Rotunda Celebration

HRS is very grateful to the following companies and businesses who were kind enough to sponsor the celebration of the Rotunda project: Waitrose, Tesco’s, Yelfs, Dos Amigos, King Lud, Marine, Kasbah, Olivo’s, Liberty’s, Ryde Castle, Black Sheep, Island Printers, Collectors’ Haven, Splash, the Green family and others.

Rotunda Images

We are pleased to welcome as sponsors of the rotunda images, the following individuals and businesses: Annuity Direct, Attraction, Casati House, Chocolate Apothecary, Collectors’ Haven, Patricia Coombes, Depth, Donald McGill Postcard Museum, Elizabeth Pack, Eve Designs Limited, Framers, Gibbs and Gurnell, Glad Rags, Cllr Brian Harris, Mayor of Ryde, Heritage Lottery Fund, Jaks, Just Home, I Love Ryde, Isle of Wight Council, Kate and Helen MacDonell, Michelangelo’s, Heather Owen, Richwoods Furniture Store, Ryde Business Association, Ryde Lions, Ryde Stamp Shop, Ryde Town Council, Seaward Guest House, Wightsight, Zabre. The images were photographed by Mandy, of The Wight Studio.

We are very grateful to these sponsors, who have enabled us to do something for Ryde, which we hope will bring visitors into the town for many years to come.

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