The volunteers who were involved in the creation of ‘Your Journey into Ryde’ with Beachy Books’ Philip Bell, were invited to give a presentation to Ryde Lions. On behalf of the group, Bob White attended with his wife Maxine. Here’s Bob’s report:
“A very friendly gathering of 14 members of Ryde Lions greeted my wife, Maxine, and me at Yelf’s Hotel on the evening of Tuesday 22nd September. After a fine, three-course meal, chairs were turned towards the big screen for a 30 minute presentation on the making of “Your Journey Into Ryde”.
The inevitable ‘creative tensions’ culminated, surprisingly quickly, in a publication of which all concerned, and the wider HRS, are proud. The presentation included an overview on how the book took shape, even literally, and then gave specific attention to hidden gems on the West Walk. Sufficient interest was generated to prompt several questions, and the sale of 3 copies of the book.
It was a lovely evening, and my thanks go to our fine hosts.”
The book is available from this website, Splash, Union Street, and Collectors’ Haven or Ryde District Heritage Centre, both Royal Victoria Arcade. It costs £5.