Boom Town of the 60’s

When R.P.M. Was King

Good times and bad times seem to go in cycles. The 1960’s, especially the first half, were boom times for Rye. Continue reading Boom Town of the 60’s

More for Juniors at Rye Tennis Club

By Terry Spencer

There are now more opportunities in Rye for local young people to join in and learn their tennis skills. For some time club coaches have offered lessons for individuals and small groups at Rye Tennis Club, and junior tournament events have been held annually as part of the Rye Tennis Festival. Continue reading More for Juniors at Rye Tennis Club

The Opening of the Royal William Hotel

By Laurie A. Cooksey

On Wednesday, 31st October 1894, the new Royal William Hotel, situated opposite the recently built golf club house on the Camber road, was happily opened with and inaugural dinner. The hotel had been constructed on the site of what was affectionately known as “The Billy”, a wooden weatherboard shack which had been built around 1807 to provide liquid refreshment for the fishermen of Rye Harbour, but had been destroyed by fire in 1893. Continue reading The Opening of the Royal William Hotel

The Monkbretton Road Bridge

By Laurie A. Cooksey

As early as 1876, the Highways Board had discussed the suggestion of constructing a bridge across the River Rother just below the the (then) single track swing bridge of the South Eastern Railway, together with a direct road to East Guldeford just over half a mile to the east of Rye, but although several meetings took place, the plans were dropped on the grounds of being too expensive. Continue reading The Monkbretton Road Bridge

Rye’s Own Editorial August 2000

The time flies by and August is here. “Rye’s Own” seems to have re-established itself to its former popularity. Thank you for all your adverts, letters, phone calls and messages, it is nice to know our efforts are being appreciated. Continue reading Rye’s Own Editorial August 2000

Rye Top 30 of the 20th. Century


Number 3. Alfred Horner

Rye has been very fortunate over the years to produce a variety of fine people who have contributed to the success of this ancient town but in all its history Rye never had a finer champion than Alfred Horner.

Alfred Horner was born in Landgate in 1904 and attended Miss Selman’s private school and later the Mermaid Street School. Soon after leaving school he went to work at Mr. Schofield’s Grocery Store. Continue reading Rye Top 30 of the 20th. Century