The Sprocket Page

Adventures of the Rye & District Wheelers Past and present

                  Wheelers Fun Day

The Wheelers ‘Fun Day’ was a great event and raised over £1500 towards a new ambulance for the Rye St. John. None of this could have been possible without the tremendous help from those who gave prizes and sponsored the 12 hour cycle roller marathon. Continue reading The Sprocket Page

Two day Sussex Art Festival Event at the Thomas Peacocke

The first Sussex Festival of Art takes place at the Thomas Peacocke Community College on Friday and Saturday the 16 & 17 July.

The work of over thirty artists including Rye’s Own Louis Turpin will be represented. Continue reading Two day Sussex Art Festival Event at the Thomas Peacocke

Pen & Ink

Dear Editor,

I wonder if anyone could kindly help me to find out what happened to the Craft Club founded in April 1991 possibly at Rye Golf Club. Founded members included Major General Duke, Rear Admiral Robertson and Air Vice Marshal Seabrook  The one time Hon. Treasurer T. Mc Millan, would like information. Continue reading Pen & Ink

Geoffrey Bagley Exhibition at Turtle Art

Rye’s art followers turned out in force on Saturday 5 June to attend the opening of a special exhibition of the early work of the late Geoffrey Bagley.

Continue reading Geoffrey Bagley Exhibition at Turtle Art


Those who went to the Ferry Road Primary School in the years just after the War will be especially interested in the 1946 Staff Photograph that is publish on page twenty-six. What a fine bunch of teachers they were. Continue reading Editorial

A Potted History of the Rye Potteries.

                          No. 1. The David Sharp Pottery

David Sharp started work as an apprentice with Rye Pottery just after the War. He worked with Raymond Everett and Dennis Townsend, all who later branched out on their own. Continue reading A Potted History of the Rye Potteries.

Rye Barwatch

Problem Drinkers to be Barred From Rye Pubs & Hotels

Barwatch, a scheme to prevent alcohol related public disorder came into existence in Rye on Tuesday 22 June. From this date 21 Hotels and Public Houses in Rye and the immediate district have banded together to keep trouble makers out of their premises. Continue reading Rye Barwatch