Reach for the Sky Over Rye

Mr. OgiIvy’s flight from Camber Sands, 1911 flying a Wright Biplane

In 1911 Alec Ogilvie stayed in Rye and flew his aircraft, a Wright Brothers Biplane, powered by an N.E.C. Short engine.

Alec Ogilvey on Camber Sands after his Flight a

He was attempting to win the coveted Michelin Cup, put up by the tyre company for the longest flight. Continue reading Reach for the Sky Over Rye

Hat Trick 1966


by Cinecan



Rye Movie Society’s Third Successful Production

Wednesday 23rd March was a great occasion for the Rye and District Movie Society, on that day they were successful for the third year running in Winning the East Sussex Inter Club Annual Cine Competition.

The magnitude of this achievement can be gauged from the opposition, three fine old established clubs from Hastings, Eastbourne and Battle. Hastings Cine and Eastbourne Movie Club have won many honours in National Competitions and Continue reading Hat Trick 1966

Rye British Legion Club 1966 Prize Presentation 1966

Mayoress presents the Prizes

The Mayor and Mayoress, Alderman and Mrs. W. J. Hacking, were the guests of the Rye British Legion Club on the occasion of the club’s 1966 Prize Presentation held at their Headquarters in Eagle Road, The Mayoress, speaking to the many members and friends present for this important event, spoke of the pleasure it gave her to attend and present the many trophies and prizes, “This is the first opportunity I have had of visiting your club and I would like to say how very impressed I am with the comforts which you have achieved. When I look around and see how nice it all is, it is no surprise to learn that your membership is as high Continue reading Rye British Legion Club 1966 Prize Presentation 1966

Anglers Prize Presentation Social

Social Event

Members of the Rye and District Angling Society held their annual social and Prize Giving at the Tudor Rooms, Mermaid Inn on Saturday, 2nd April. Continue reading Anglers Prize Presentation Social