AN OLD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT OF THE CORPORATION’
The story of Edwin Hollis Pulford from Ship’s Cook and Shoemaker to Sergeant at Mace and Town Crier of Rye.
By J. C. Pulford.
One day, about 35 years ago, the then Town Crier of Rye, Percy Sherwood, an old acquaintance of my father’s, led my father and me to an upstairs room in the Town Hall to show us an old book that was kept there. In the book was the signature of one of Percy’s Victorian predecessors -Edwin Hollis Pulford. Continue reading Edwin Hollis Pulford
Thomas Peacock Students Illustrate Stephanie’s Very First Book.
Rye author Stephanie Dunk has written her first children’s book which must be commended for it’s originality. The book, “Level Control” is the first in a series of five and tells the imaginative story of a journey which moves from level to level under the ground into a land of fairies, elves, gnomes, witches and wizards. Continue reading Stephanie’s First Book
Ron Nicola’s amazing “Millennium Chronicle of Hastings”, which many readers will have seen exhibited at one of five venues since its completion in time for the 2000 celebrations, is looking for a permanent home. Continue reading Permanent Home Needed For Millennium Chronicle of Hastings 1066-2000
John Ryan at Pugwash Book Signing .
The much loved Captain Pugwash, created by Rye’s own John Ryan has been a children’s favourite since his creation, as a strip cartoon, over fifty years ago. Continue reading John & Priscilla
Towns are all different. Some are small and some so large that they become cities. Living in some parts of built up areas must be so depressing, nothing but street after street. Some of the towns are hard. Continue reading Rye
Swastika Over Rye
As remembered by Arthur Woodgate
War is Declared
When our then Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, declared War on Germany on Sunday morning 3 September 1939, the air raid sirens started up immediately, Continue reading Swastika Over Rye
“Rye’s Own” January 2008
This photograph sums up the Rye Wurlitzer year perfectly. No longer is the beautifully restored organ positioned on the rear balcony of the hall where the chairs had to be turned the wrong way round to see it. Continue reading Rye Wurlitzer up and Running
End of 1941. early 1942
Michael Whiteman’s graphic account of his days as a German Prisioner of War.
I think it was about this time snow was on the ground one of our lads became ill. He was a lad from Hastings, in the 5th Sussex Regiment, twenty one years old, name Frank Smith. Continue reading The Long Journey:Part 3