The wedding of Kelly Lyons and Paul Benn took place on Saturday June 7th, at St Mary’s Church, Rye. Kelly is the daughter of Vanessa and Jim Lyons from New Romney, and Paul is the son of Pat and Steve Benn from Rye. Continue reading Married at St. Mary’s
Ferry Road is an accident waiting to happen. This was the message Councillor Mary Smith brought to the Council Chamber on Monday 23 June.
Councillor Smith told the meeting that she had been ‘bombarded’ with cries for assistance from local residents who told her of the great danger Ferry Road now presented, especially from heavy lorries that regularly mount the curb. Continue reading Accident Waiting to Happen
On Sunday 8 June Rye & District Wheelers, on behalf of the Kent Cycling Association, promoted the famous June K.C.A. Fifty Mile time trial on the Romney Marshes. A seven year high of 84 riders competed on a blustery morning and the course, known for its fast road surfaces, produced a winner in a time of One Hour and Fifty Two Minutes, 27 M.P.H.
The Rye Club’s Championship was incorporated into the event and was won by Steve Gooch in a time of 2-02-46, a six minute improvement on his personal best.
The real stars of the Rye contingent were the Timekeeper, reco r de r , chie f marshal, course marshals and Jo’ & Jane who put on such a great selection of goodies for returning riders and helpers. The club hopes to emu la t e t his success with another later in the year when they promote, on behalf of the V. T . T . A. a n o t h e r Fifty Mile race in September.
CHAMPIONSHIPS AND RECORDS
June was the month of Championships and records. The “50” came first with Steve Gooch winning in fine style with 2-2-46, taking Jeremy Temple’s title but not his record just 20 seconds short. Barry Goodsell was second and Dave Spice third. Jeremy could only make fourth spot.
Surprise Ladies Champion was Brenda Davies in 2-50-49, two minutes faster than last years champ Liz King. Alison Steed was third.
Two weeks later came the “10”s. and it was that man Steve Gooch again. Another near record 22-25, from Barry Goodsell and Trevor Bridge.
The Ladies “10” was a hard fought event with seven women out to get the title. Liz King came out on top with 29-39 with Sue Spice in second place. Third was Brenda Davies.
Two days later, in gale force winds, the “100” was fought out, Steve Gooch picked up his third championship of the year and, despite the conditions, smashed the “100” record with a 4-22-35. Jim Hollands was second and Granville Bantick went off course just before the finish.
Liz King retained her Ladies “100” Championship with a fine 5-44-57, a brilliant time in the conditions. Alison Steed was second.
photographs f rom Rye Wheelers web site www.ryewheelers. co.uk
Rye’s Own July 2008
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Coordinated by Rye in Bloom and Rye Allotments Association.
Now is the time to pick up your Schedule for the 2008 Flower and Vegetable Show which will take place on Saturday 30th August 2008. This year the show is a joint effort between Rye in Bloom and Rye Allotments Association. Continue reading Rye Flower and Vegetable Show
Its a long time since Rye’s Own carried a wedding on the front page, 1970 if memory serves us correctly. The delightful picture made by the Town Crier leading newly weds Lianne and Dean Mitchell, with baby son Ruben and two lovely bridesmaids from the Town Hall down Lion Street was a picture we could not resist. Continue reading Editorial
From Leningrad we flew into Vilna, the capital of Lithuania it was dark when we reached the Lithuanian Capital because it is a long South and West from Northern Russia, and flying over the lit up city was a grand sight. I had never seen a lit up City from the air before, and as the Soviets called all their cities jewel, it gave me something to start off a speech with and get them smiling. Continue reading Rye in Russia
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