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.

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

Learning To Swim

I remember taking swimming lessons in the outdoor pool in Ryton Park. I used to go with my older sister during the summer holidays. The year would have been round about 1976/7. We lived in Ryton until 1979 - my dad was the minister of the URC at the time, Rev David Hudston. Happy memories - I learnt to swim during those holiday lessons.

A memory of Ryton by Catherine Burton