Wheelers Dine and Recall 120 Years of History

Twenty-nine members and friends of the Rye & District Wheelers enjoyed their Annual Dinner at the Riverside Restaurant on Thursday 20 November. Guest of Honour, Sue Spice of the Tenterden Club, presented the awards to Barry Goodsell, Club “10” & “25” Champion and “Hilly 8” points competition winner and to Mark Nash the Points “10” winner. Continue reading Wheelers Dine and Recall 120 Years of History

Phillips Boatbuilders

The Phillips Family of Boatbuilders

The story of the Phillips family of boat builders started well before the turn of the 19th. Century. John Phillips was building boats at the Rock Channel well before 1886 because in 1886 he indentured his son Herbert, who left school at the age of twelve, as an apprentice in the business on the first day of that year. The original document, part of which is shown here, states that John Phillips “Shall instruct his apprentice in the art of Shipwrighting and Boatbuilding” and “Finding unto the said apprentice sufficient meat, drink, lodgings and all other necessaries during the said term.” Continue reading Phillips Boatbuilders

David Britt’s Scrapbook

These photographs from the 1950’s will be of special interest to those in them. Are you one of them?

Those Identified In no particular order.

Colin Coppard, The Dobbie Girls, Robert Vincent, Dave Wall, Alan Smith,
Michael Craffer, Harold Boreham, Veronica Vincent, Les Bourne, Hazel
Davies, Donald Williams, Les Ashenden, Evelyn Brown, Peter Hedger,
Sheila Gladwish, Kevin Barry, Harry Milham, ‘Nobby’ Fuggle, Wendy
Yeardy, Jean Booth, Eileen Cannon, Anne Jones, Rita Bath, George Taylor,
David Britt, Peter Barry, Chris Edwards, Sue Jones, Mervyn David,Peter
Fuggle, Vera Care, George Taylor, Margaret O’Brian, Burrington Whiddap,
Tilly Robbins, Colin Ralph, Sue Sharp and Jim Hollands Snr. Continue reading David Britt’s Scrapbook

White Christmas

In modern times, with all the comforts that the post war world has ushered in, it is, perhaps, hard to imagine the days which Dickens has so vividly recorded for us when the workhouse and the beggar were part of the daily scene and the world was, as Disraeli remarked, for the few – the very few. Continue reading White Christmas

A Matter Of Common Sense

The recent disclosure of a substantial building development and Marina plan might be more convincing if Rye had already been provided with a Bypass to alleviate the already desperate situation that prevails in South Undercliff where heavy traffic vibrations are undermining the very foundations of the citadel, and a proper flood prevention plan that caters for water coming down the rivers as well as the danger of tidal water from the sea. Continue reading A Matter Of Common Sense

A Day Of Discovery

Discovery Day at Rye Museum

St. Mary’s Church St. Mary’s Church and Rye Museum combined together to produce an amazing day of fun and discovery for children and parents alike on Saturday 1 November. Continue reading A Day Of Discovery