From February 2001

In Living Memory
A Vignette of Local Interest
by Clifford Jordan

Members of the Gymnasium Team of the Rye Boys Club, Mermaid Street, seen giving a display in the grounds of the Rye Grammar School in the 1960’s. The instructors were Bob Vincent and Reg Sherwood in the picture, and Brian Booth. Continue reading From February 2001

Glimpses of the Past

Glimpses of the Past The three photographs on this page were kindly loaned by Mike Whiteman of Peasmarsh who is the personality in this month’s “Down Rye Way” feature. The ship being launched from Hoad’s shipyard at Rock Channel is Continue reading Glimpses of the Past

Adventures in Rye – The Day the War Started

Memories of an old Ryer

by Winnie Hollands

Do you remember the day War broke out?

Sunday 3 September 1939. Everyone had been on tenterhooks for some months but today we should all know for sure. At eleven o’clock Neville Chamberlain was due to speak on the radio. Continue reading Adventures in Rye – The Day the War Started

My England?

By Jimper

“England, you are the weakest link – Goodbye!”

England, what is happening to my England? Once a proud nation now rapidly becoming a third world power. No longer do we have our destiny in our hands – it is now controlled by other Countries. We have not got an English Government it is made up of Welsh and Scottish members they have control of their own destiny and representatives in our Parliament. Englishmen are not represented in theirs. We live on an island but are not allowed to catch our own fish unless the men in Brussels say so. Continue reading My England?