Aerial Warfare Over Rye During World War Two

Aerial Warfare Over Rye and Environs During World War II

By Barry Floyd

My sister and I were evacuees from London at the outbreak of the war, on 3 September 1939, and were accepted as pupils at Rye Grammar School by the Headmaster, Mr. Jacobs. That first hard winter – – there were very heavy snow falls in January 1940 and East Kent buses were unable to reach Winchelsea Beach for many days – – was a phoney one so far as military activities over East Sussex and Kent were concerned. The situation changed dramatically by the summer, with the fall of France and a threatened German invasion of England. Continue reading Aerial Warfare Over Rye During World War Two

Glenn Miller Orchestra in Rye

Swing Fans Pack Peacock Hall

The Peacocke Hall at the Rye College was full to the very last seat for the appearance of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, part of the Rye Christmas Festival, on Saturday 13 December. Tickets were sold out within days of going on sale, the seats could possibly have been filled three times over. Continue reading Glenn Miller Orchestra in Rye