‘Giving Ryde’s Past to the Future’

Historic Ryde Society

January
February
March by Jeff
April Rotunda Painting
May - Rotunda image by Rai

Formed in October 2009, the Society was created to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the opening of the Royal Victoria Arcade, in July 2011.

It was decided to raise funds for a dedicated Museum in Ryde. After the arcade basement was chosen, 12 local artists were commissioned to each create an image reflecting the months of the year.

These are the images which appear at the bottom of this page, and they are available as notelets or cards via the shop page here. They were installed in the rotunda of the arcade in January 2011.

The Society became a registered charity, number 1173957, in September, 2013. It has an ever increasing membership, and events are held throughout the year.

If you wish to raise funds for HRS, please sign up for localgiving here or easyfundraising here.

Jullietta - Marcia Mence
August by Loraine