St.George’s Day Parade

The annual St. George’s Day Parade took place under clear blue skies on Sunday 27 April.

Michael Bourne lead a contingency of British Legion veterans and representatives from the Sea Cadets, Scouts, Brownies and Guides past the Town Hall, where The Mayor of Rye, Councillor Paul Osborne took The Salute. Continue reading St.George’s Day Parade

Lunch With The Lions

A free lunch provided by Rye and District Lions was enjoyed by 97 senior citizens on Sunday. The seniors were collected by Rye Community buses and Lions’ cars and were greeted at the Community Centre with a welcoming drink before sitting down to full Sunday roast lunch with wine, then pudding and coffee and mints. Continue reading Lunch With The Lions

Dinosaur At Hastings

By Jim Hollands

As a small lad of six I remember exploring Fairlight Cove with my younger brother Robert. We made an amazing discovery, massive footprints in the rock. We raced back to our family picnic spot and dragged dad to his feet. “Come quick” I said “We have found a giant’s footprints!” Continue reading Dinosaur At Hastings

Eight Apartments and Twenty- Nine Lock-Up Garages on Railway Land

Outline plans for 8 apartments, 29 garages and 58 car parking spaces, on the two strips of land either side of the railway line west of Ferry Road between Ferry Road and the Mill and Cyprus pace and the River Tillingham, came up for approval at the Town Council Planning meeting on Monday 28 April. Continue reading Eight Apartments and Twenty- Nine Lock-Up Garages on Railway Land

Rye FM


Andrew Bantock MIBS – Station Manager designate Andy runs Station Z Media Production Services in Rye which is a company that designs and installs radio studios and also does audio production.

Andy started his career in radio with the BBC in 1980 as a Technical Operator and since then has freelanced as an engineer and producer. Continue reading Rye FM

A Short History of Hastings

By Tim Lambert


Hastings began as a Saxon settlement. It was called Haesta ingas, which means Haesta’s people. By the 10th century Hastings had grown into a little market town. It even had its own mint. Continue reading A Short History of Hastings

Rye Lions First Lady


Rye & District Lions Club which was founded in 1976 inducted their first lady member, Gill McGannan, at their April meeting. Gill is the National Strategy Science Consultant for Kent County Council and lives in Rye. Although the Club is now in its thirty-second year, it has until now been an all male group. Continue reading Rye Lions First Lady

Old Town in Readiness Colour on The Seafront

By Hastings Trader

After a hard winter and a terrible Easter the seafront shops are at last able to look forward to some bright sunshine. Despite setbacks of weather, increasing parking charges and ever higher rents and rates, traders in the Old Town and along the seafront are doing their best to keep the area alive and vibrant. It is a tough job as the ever increasing number of empty shops creeping down the High Street testify. Continue reading Old Town in Readiness Colour on The Seafront