When ‘Dunkirk’ Came to Rye

More Previously Unpublished Photographs.

Pictures from the Albert Sanders Collection.

It seemed that half the population of Rye was employed when the film ‘Dunkirk’ produced by¬†was made in the town and the surrounding area in the early summer of 1957. Continue reading When ‘Dunkirk’ Came to Rye

The Final Two Years Of The War In Rye

The Conclusion of Clifford Bloomields Wartime Recollections from [email protected] Kirkhams Rye Memories Series

I am able to give my reader some idea of the events that we, in Rye, were witnessing as I should spend many an hour sitting on the flat shed roof in our garden – on the fine summer evenings and weekends of July and August 1944, waiting and watching for the guns to go into action – at times looking towards the gunsite beyond the end of the houses in our road, some 300 yards away. Continue reading The Final Two Years Of The War In Rye

Poor Old Dennis

By Country Boy

Poor old Maggots, being the smallest one of us, he always got the muddy end of the stick. Today we lay in wait for him to show up because he had accidently let the boat drift away down the river and we had to make a mile detour along the road to cross the bridge to get to the other bank where the wind had driven our Jolly Roger. Continue reading Poor Old Dennis

Rye’s Own Albert Booth

Wheeler – Soldier Golfer – Shrimper by The Editor

At eighty-seven Albert Booth still has that same twinkle in his eye as when I first met him in 1957. Continue reading Rye’s Own Albert Booth

Action Speaks Louder Than Words

Rye Council’s Safety Advisory Committee chose action rather than words by opting for establishing a ‘Local Action Team’ instead of a ‘Rye Crime and Disorder Forum’ to help the police tackle the mounting number of incidents in the town. Continue reading Action Speaks Louder Than Words