Rye Wheelers First Ardres Randonnee

Rye Wheelers meet the Ardres Cyclists for the first time as guests in their famous Le Carre de Vallees 100k. Randonnee.

Eighteen Rye Wheelers set off on the 3.20 am. Ferry from Dover on
3 June and then cycled on to Ardres. They were met here by officials
from the Union of Cyclism for the Ardres Region and entertained to
breakfast. Continue reading Rye Wheelers First Ardres Randonnee

The Visit By Eric Streeton

As many of you know I have always had an interest in local and family history. I felt that the November magazine was the most appropriate time for me to produce this article.. Continue reading The Visit By Eric Streeton

Rye Bonfire

Rye Bonfire Society have had their ups and downs over the years. ThisĀ feature looks at the good and bad times, successes and failures sinceĀ the War. Continue reading Rye Bonfire

The Long Journey Part Two

The Long Journey

Part Two: Three Days in a Cattle Truck

Michael Whiteman’s graphic account of his days as a German Prisioner of War

We got to the top of the town to find lots of other lads had been brought there. And so started a slow trek, to where, we knew not. I remember going back through St. Omer that evening, being put into a field for the night. The next few days were very hot and we were all starting to suffer with nothing to drink or eat. I found myself picking dandelion leaves and sorrell to chew keeping my mouth more moist. My toes were getting sore and blistered. Luckily I had some Germolene ointment with me which helped no end. I remember one night four of us sat back in a field, the next morning when we woke we looked like snowmen with frost Continue reading The Long Journey Part Two