High Street Shock

 Woolies in Administration

Woolworths came to Rye in 1936, the year of the Berlin (Hitler’s) Olympics. Since then, through good times and bad, Woolies employed and served local people. Rye High Street without Woolworths will seem very odd but, failing a miracle, that will be the case early in the New Year. Continue reading High Street Shock

Call For Public Meeting

At last Monday’s (24 November) meeting of the Planning and Townscape Committee at the Town Hall, Councillor Mary Smith (CDR group member) pressed for the Council to hold an urgent public meeting on the “Core Strategy Plan” for Rye. Continue reading Call For Public Meeting

Its All Go At Globe

What a pleasant evening it was for all those who attended the reception to mark the re-opening of one of Rye’s best known watering places.

Owners Dessie and Robert Dalton have appointed Richard Rowlands and Chloe Rowlands as managers of the famous Inn that has been open almost continuously for more than 100 years. Continue reading Its All Go At Globe

Rye Christmas Festival

This year the Rye Christmas Festival will commence on Saturday 6th December. Father Christmas will arrive in a beautiful horse drawn carriage escorted by a brilliant procession of pipers, drummers, bands and performing artist’s, followed by a spectacular display of fireworks. Santa will then be in his Grotto at the Rye Museum, East Street, which will be free as well as face painting for children. Continue reading Rye Christmas Festival

Carl is Rye’s King of Swing

Carl is Rye’s King of Swing

Rye man Carl Spencer and his famous Nighthawks Orchestra have become known in the music industry as ‘Kings of Swing’. Their versatile music stems from the days of Spencer’s Washboard Kings of the sixties and
early seventies. Continue reading Carl is Rye’s King of Swing

Ever Popular Cheeky Girls

Rye’s Own pop stars The Cheeky Girls have been described as ‘one hit wonders’ and accused of lack of talent by such eminent music critics as like Pete Waterman and Simon Cowell . Continue reading Ever Popular Cheeky Girls