Where is the Rain?
Where is the Rain? The grass of Romney marsh has not greened up like a lot of the sheep farmers had hoped this year, all the showers of rain seem to have missed this little part of England, the land is crying out for a good drink. From Hythe to Winchelsea the fields of grass look like hay stubble; the old sheep will have to survive on hand outs of fodder. Who knows maybe the next two months will be wet and warm but I would not hold my breath the way things look. The Continue reading Jimper’s Jottings October 2005
Rye M.P. Michael Foster revealed at a meeting aimed at stopping the giant retail chain Tesco from coming to Rye that “It’s a done deal” and there is very little that can be done to prevent a large store being built on the Ferry Road old Primary School site unless Rother District Council refuses planning permission. Even then Tesco could appeal to the Secretary for State who has the power to over ride the local refusal. Continue reading Tesco Store a Fait Accompli
Dear Editor,Several times a week I have occasion to risk life and limb by running the gauntlet of the Rye Harbour Road. Despite the assurances in the September issue of Rye’s Own of work in progress on the Rye Harbour Road Cycle Path, I can assure readers of the October issue that absolutely nothing is happening. Continue reading Pen & Ink
The Fight for Rye
The recent public meeting at the Thomas Peacocke illustrated, with vivid clarity, the way Rye is being manipulated by power politics and big business. Continue reading Editorial
News and Gossip Pages
By Jim Hollands
50 Years Ago
The amazing picture on the centre pages represents a generation of Rye history. The photograph was taken in the Drill Hall for what was almost certainly a Dance put on by 2274 Squadron (Rye) Air Training Corps. Percy Mitchell, the Rye ATC Commanding Officer is seen seated with two Air Force Officers, probably from R.A.F. Rye, the Home Chain Radar Station, locally known as ‘The Pylons’. The Pylons were at Kent Ditch Corner and the living accommodation for the unit was further on, where the Filipino Village is today. Continue reading Town Crier
A joint initiative between Rye Bay Countryside Project, ESCC. and the
Rother Environmental Group “REG” resulted in a very successful clean-up of
a stretch of the East Bank of the River Rother on Saturday 10th September. Continue reading Volunteers Clean Up River Bank
Introduced by Eric Streeton
Last month I wrote of my Smuggling Ancestors, this month it’s the turn of my Shipwrecked Ancestor. In my last month’s feature I mentioned George and Elisa Buttenshaw who were at that time living in Winchelsea. Continue reading My Shipwrecked Ancestor.
One of the ‘larger’ lots up for sale at the Bonfire Boys Auction of Promises, held recently at The George Hotel was Section Fives’ large band of merry drummers. The promise to play was purchased by the Riverhaven Hotel on The Strand
Quay. Continue reading The Riverhaven ‘Bought’ The Drummers
50 Years Ago This amazing picture represents a generation of Rye history.
The photograph was taken in the Drill Hall for what was almost certainly a Dance put on by 2274 Squadron (Rye) Air Training Corps. Percy Mitchell, the Rye ATC Commanding Officer is seen seated with two Air Force Officers, probably from R.A.F. Rye, the Home Chain Radar Station, locally known as ‘The Pylons’.
The Pylons were at Kent Ditch Corner and the living accommodation for the unit was further on, where the Filipino Village is today. The photograph, taken in 1954 Continue reading Are You in the Picture?
The Rye in Bloom committee were absolutely delighted with the fantastic turn out of entries and visitors to their first Flower and Vegetable Show at the Community Centre last Saturday. Entries from all over Rye and surrounding areas came in thick and fast and there were over 160 exhibits of fruit, vegetables, handicraft and flowers on display showing how versatile and keen Rye gardeners are. Continue reading The Rye Flower And Vegetable Show