Ryton, Tyne and Wear
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Ryton and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Photo Books on Ryton

Browse 4 photo books on Ryton and the surrounding area.

The Ferry Boatman Disaster

Sad boat accident Monday morning 26th March 1877 at Ryton. There were two brothers named Scott who lived in a house on Ryton Island, this was just below Moor Court. (you can read about this in my other stories) The brothers had the Salmon Fisheries rights and along with this came the rights of the ferry boatman. Formally ...Read full memory

A memory of Ryton

Question On Ryton House

Hello everyone, I am doing some genealogy work and found a distant relative who was a groom at Ryton House (as listed on the census). I can't find any reference to it online, does anyone remember such a place or have any idea what it might mean. Thanks in advance Kashmir

A memory of Ryton by Kashmir Struthers

School Days

I was born at Crookhill, just outside Ryton and went to Hookergate Grammar School in 1956. When the Ferndene pool was opened we were taken by bus from school to the pool where we were given swimming lessons. My memory is of having to jump from the HIGH diving board and being absolutely terrified as it was just so high. Looking at ...Read full memory

A memory of Ryton by Mary Taylor