Proposed Housing Development on the North side of Udimore Road

They want to build houses on the fields to the north of Udimore Road. We asked John Breeds, who lives there, how such a development would affect Udimore Road in particular and Rye in general. Continue reading Proposed Housing Development on the North side of Udimore Road

Lowther’s Lambs

Ron Caister sent in this photograph and details of men from Rye Harbour who were part of Lowther’s Lambs

A section of young men including Bert Caister, Alf Igglesden and Bill (Chippy) Milgate and others from the area prior to setting off to France in 1914. They were part of a group in the Sussex Regiment known as ‘Lowther’s Lambs’. Continue reading Lowther’s Lambs

Visibility,Accessibility And Familiarity

Rother Police District Commander, Chief Inspector Bruce Mathews, told a 150 strong meeting at Rye Community Centre that “visibility, accessibility and familiarity” are the new watchwords for the police. Continue reading Visibility,Accessibility And Familiarity

Wheeling In The Money

Town Crier Starts Indoor Cycle Marathon

Town Crier, Rex Swain set the wheels in motion at Rye Community Centre at 12 noon on 15 March when he ‘belled off’, Gary Booth for the first hour stint in a 24 hour marathon event to raise money for the Club to help Kenyan member Richard Mwangi with his Further Education. Continue reading Wheeling In The Money

Sad Loss of Popular Rye Teacher


By John Breeds

I am sad to report the death of Stan Jones, a caring and totally dedicated Rye teacher for almost half a century.

Stan was appointed to the staff of Rye Grammer School in 1953 to teach mathematics and games. He continued to teach at Thomas Peacocke School where he became Head of Maths and at the Community College, becoming Senior Deputy Head before his retirement in 1988. After this he continued to work as a supply teacher, so giving almost four decades of service to the school. Continue reading Sad Loss of Popular Rye Teacher

Double Exhibition at Rolfe Gallery

The Rolfe Gallery put on an exhibition of the works of prominent North Country artist Donald Taylor and sculptor Trevor Crabtree during April.

The Rye Gallery is fast gaining a reputation for attracting successful, quality artists to its High Street studio. Continue reading Double Exhibition at Rolfe Gallery