RYDE District Historical Society is keen to preserve a record of the area from its early days to the present.

The Society was formed more than 55 years ago and since then members have been gathering items that capture the history of the locality – a collection that contains more than 20,000 photographs.

But they need to expand this resource for the benefit of future generations.

Do you have any photographs of houses, streets, buildings, parks or events in the area? Do you have school photos? Then the Society would love to take copies of your photos!

This Saturday February 17, the Society is holding a Scanning Day at Willandra House, 770 Victoria Road, Ryde from 10.30am to 3pm.

Bring your photos along. Enjoy a cuppa while members scan them and have a look around the house and their collection.

Suburbs in the Ryde district are: Chatswood West, Denistone East, Denistone, Denistone West, East Ryde, Eastwood, Gladesville, Macquarie Park, Marsfield, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, North Ryde, Putney, Ryde, Tennyson Point and West Ryde.

If you can come along, or if you have questions, contact the Society at [email protected]