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.

It is with utter disbelief that the Society has to announce the death of a second trustee in as many weeks.

Martin arrived quite recently on the Isle of Wight, with his wife, who was suffering from cancer, and who died less than a year later. Having worked at the British Museum, Martin decided to join Historic Ryde Society and he very shortly afterwards became a dedicated volunteer and trustee.

He said he owed much to the Society for providing him with a new friendship group, and a new interest, to which he added another bow, by running Appley Tower for James Bissell-Thomas.

Although a relative newcomer to the Island and to Historic Ryde Society, Martin will be sorely missed. He appears on the left in the photograph as Bill Stumps, at the official opening of the Donald McGill Saucy Seaside Postcard Museum last year.

Martin, Peter, John and Sally-Ann get into the swing!

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