The Oak Inn

Frank Palmer Collection (1902)

This very rare photograph, from the Frank Palmer Collection, is of Rye’s ‘Unknown Inn’.

The Oak Inn, situated in the building very recently part vacated by Ollio Books on the right and the Rye Art Galleries Easton Rooms, was active for a period of three years or so a little over 100 years ago. By 1903, a year after this photograph was taken, the premises had become a tea shop.A close inspection of the picture reveals that “The Oak” was a Style & Wynch outlet.

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Rye Flower and Vegetable Show

September 2006

Rye Flower and Vegetable Show at Rye Community
Centre, Conduit Hill.  With over 200 superb entries the show was even better supported than last year.  The vegetables, flowers, fruit, cookery and handicraft sections did real justice to the residents
of Rye and it was a wonderful, colourful display. Continue reading Rye Flower and Vegetable Show

Chamber’s Fight to Put on Christmas Lights Spectacular


Readers will know that Rye & District Lions Club organise the Annual Rye Raft Race & and also raise funds for various charities and may have asked themselves ” Who are these Lions and what do they get up to?” Well, Rye & District Lions Club is a small part of the world-wide organisation of Lions Club International which, with 1.4 million members in 46,000 clubs in 196 countries, is the world’s largest service club organisation. Since being founded in 1917, Lions clubs have offered people the opportunity to give something back to their communities, particularly to those less fortunate. From involving members in projects as local as providing lunch for senior citizens to as far-reaching as bringing sight to the world’s blind, Lions clubs have always embraced those committed to building a brighter future for their community. “We Serve” is the motto of the Lions. Continue reading Chamber’s Fight to Put on Christmas Lights Spectacular