Sprocket Page March 06

February is a quiet month for the Wheelers usually but this year there has been a lot going on in preparation for the racing season ahead. Continue reading Sprocket Page March 06

Friary Centre

Fom Rye’s Own March 2006 Issue

Keith Glazier and Peter Jones support closure.

The two men who are best placed to look after the interests of people in Rye and District are at the forefront of proposals to close Rye Friary Day Care Centre at the Memorial Care Centre from this October. They should be ashamed of themselves. Continue reading Friary Centre

Lessons from History

By Eric Streeton.

Rye has had to repel many attempts on its Freedom. One good instance is the many assaults by our then French foes on the Town over the centuries. Then we were able to strike back and bloody their noses for them. If something was taken from us against our will we would just take it back, just as the men of Winchelsea and Rye did when the French stole our Church Bells. Even Hitler could not bring the Town to its knees; it rose like a Phoenix from the ashes.
Continue reading Lessons from History

Freedom

 

By Eric Streeton.

Why is it that we are always wiser with hindsight? When I was growing up in the Post War Years I never knew what a lucky youngster I was, but on reflection, my friends and I enjoyed an unparalleled freedom that no generation has enjoyed since. How would I define Freedom? Continue reading Freedom

Victoria’s Medal

Rye Celebration Medals

By Frank Palmer.

The issue of official medals for Royal celebrations such as Coronations
and Jubilees, were much more generous in the past and were pleasing
moments for the recipients who, in many cases, had been involved in
the event. Continue reading Victoria’s Medal

Pen & Ink

Dear Editor.

The Trefoil Guide Ladies are busy with their plans and preparations for their forthcoming Flower Festival “Celebration of Scouting” which will take place on Saturday and Sunday 22 & 23 April at the Community Centre, Conduit Hill, Rye. Continue reading Pen & Ink

Jimper’s Jottings

Let the wind blow and the rain fall, we desperately need it. January¬†was one of the warmest on record and very dry to boot. Most of the moisture in that month fell as snow and that evaporated rather than thawed. The absence of wind reinforces the fact that is staring us in the face, this Earth, the globe we all call home, is heating up. Iv’e said it before and will say it again, the time will soon come when men will be fighting over fresh water to drink, soon there will not be enough to go around. Continue reading Jimper’s Jottings

Town Crier

Bowing to Pressure

It seems that the spotlight that “Rye’s Own” and the “Rye Observer” have been putting on the unfair favouritism shown towards Bexhill to the detriment of Rye, Battle and the villages by Rother District Council has embarrassed the Rother Cabinet. Continue reading Town Crier

A Rye Childhood – Part 1

 

By Noel C. A. Care.

More Buildings and Games.

There were other buildings which found their way into our games. Brought up, as we were, in a town full of old buildings, we took little notice of them unless they affected us.There were two in Mermaid Street that became, even if only by implication, part of our games. Continue reading A Rye Childhood – Part 1

Jimper’s Jottings

 By Jimpers Jottings.

Let the wind blow and the rain fall, we desperately need it. January was one of the warmest on record and very dry to boot. Most of the moisture in that month fell as snow and that evaporated rather than thawed. The absence of wind reinforces the fact that is staring us in the face, this Earth, the globe we all call home, is heating up. Continue reading Jimper’s Jottings