Rye’s Youth Rugby travel for a great win

Rye’s youth rugby teams travelled to Uckfield on Sunday 11th October with 2 full squads.

The under 9 contact team played Uckfield first this turned into a very fast paced game seeing Rye wining 15 – 10 with tries coming from Luke Townsend, Robert Watts and Harry Ross. There next game saw them up against Hayward’s Heath Continue reading Winners

Fun in St. John


By Arthur Woodgate

Each year we in St. John, had an annual dinner, when it was organised just to have fun, so we proved. The old saying “That all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. Being store keeper, it seemed it was my job to organise the dinner, so I did my best to do so. We used The George Hotel. My job was more than just Continue reading Fun in St. John

Clifton Memories

By Sally Duffy

My dad, Aubrey Leadbetter has been regaling “Rye’s Own” for a few years now with stories of his life in Rye. I always buy “Rye’s Own” to read what he’s written and your other regular writers, Jimper and Arthur, but reading your July issue, something caught my eye ‘The Dick Bryant Comunique’. I wasn’t just reading about somebody else’s past, it was part of my past too. Continue reading Clifton Memories

100 Years of Scouting in Rye

The man on the white horse parading at the front of his troop of soldiers is Captain Cory. The Captain, a hero of the Boar War was a great friend of Lord Baden Powell who started the scouting movement. In 1907 he held an experimental camp on Brownsea Island, Poole and Dorset, to try out his ideas. Continue reading 100 Years of Scouting in Rye

Bonfire Magic

Its that time of year again. The Bonfire Boys Flag flies over The Landgate and preparations are being made for the annual invasion of the streets of Rye by pirates, witches, Kings and Queens, skeletons, wenches, Cavaliers and Roundheads. The Bonfire Societies are almost exclusively from East Sussex and have a history that goes back even before the fateful night that Guy Fawkes and his cronies attempted to blow up Parliament. Continue reading Bonfire Magic