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Exploring Ryde’s History in a Creative New Way

Janet Owen from The Earth Museum explains how the idea for the Mapping Expedition to Ryde came about and what people can expect when they join the trail.   “Ryde has such an amazing, eclectic history and streetscape. It rises...

A fun way to learn about Ryde’s history

The Earth Museum is an Island-based not-for-profit organisation that works through collaboration to connect heritage and stories back to the people and places which give them meaning in the present.  "We are working with Ryde Heritage Action Zone, AspireRyde, the...

Carnival Week bridges the gap

With the decision to hold off running Ryde Carnival this year - the perfect solution was found to bridge the gap ... Carnival Week saw a Carnival History Exhibition at Department (formerly the Elizabeth Packs building on Cross Street, near...

It’s good to talk ...

Urban Designer Lydia Ogden is working with Create Streets on the shopfronts project for Ryde High Street. She has been involved in discussions with shopkeepers and locals about their vision for the High Street - and it is the public...

Colour my world

This summer a fun art project is coming to Ryde - and everyone is welcome to get involved. Ryde and seaside town Ramsgate have been unofficially twinned for the innovative commission by Historic England and Mooch to celebrate both historic...

Ryde youngsters have a growing passion

Bex Swan Manager, Network Ryde

We are really pleased that young people from Ryde have been getting involved in the Heritage Action Zone projects - and we will have a group of 15 young people helping us to draw up plans to transform St Thomas...

Exciting times ahead for Ryde

Lisa Dyer, Ryde Town Council Clerk

"The exciting part about the Ryde HAZ project is that it has attracted a lot more funding to the area". "As well as the Historic England funding to reinvigorate the high street, we have been awarded approximately £95,000 for arts...

Uncovering Ryde's heritage, for all to share

Barbara Hunt, Chair of Ryde Social Heritage Group

Bringing Ryde’s heritage to life - Barbara Hunt, Chair of Ryde Social Heritage Group “We are really excited to be working with Ryde Heritage Action Zone. We have been asked to create an audio heritage trail for the High Street...

Being of service to make a positive difference!

JB Savage, Head of Design Technology at Ryde School with Upper Chine

Seeing Ryde from a child’s perspective - JB Savage, Head of Design Technology at Ryde School with Upper Chine “As part of my role at Ryde School I do a lot of outreach work and I was delighted to be...

Designs for Shopfronts

Robert Kwolek, Senior Architectural Designer at Create Streets.

Designs on the future of Ryde High Street - Robert Kwolek, Senior Architectural Designer at Create Streets. “We have been asked by Isle of Wight Council to create a Shopfront Design Guide for the Ryde Heritage Action Zone and as...