Knockout for the Lions

The Lions of Zone 2B, from the Clubs of Battle, Bexhill, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Hastings, Rye and Uckfield joined together to host their twelfth “It’s A Special Knockout” day for handicapped people at St Bede’s School, Upper Dicker. Continue reading Knockout for the Lions

A Room with a View

Memories of life in a Rye draper’s shop in the early 1920s

By J C Pulford

The stairs that led up to Florence Sparrow’s bedroom above a Rye draper’s shop also led to the roof. Here, ‘off-duty’ hours were often spent reading, sunbathing Continue reading A Room with a View

The One and Only Rex

A Ryer Through and Through

Rye Town Crier, Rex Swain, recently celebrated his Eightieth Birthday. His boundless energy in carrying out up to 100 functions a year in his distinctive Town Crier ‘uniform’ has not diminished one iota since he was 18 and Continue reading The One and Only Rex

Rotary Club at Rye Hub

Rye and Winchelsea Rotary Club

At the Rye Hub Wednesday February 29th

On Wednesday 29th February The Rye Hub at the Rye Club in Market Road held an open day, they showed old movies of community events in Rye and served tea and coffee, their aim is to create a drop in social centre for local people. Other local organisations had representatives there, the Fletcher Group had a model of their cinema project. Stuart Harland explained there is a hold up in purchase of the site due to legal problems with the seller, it is hoped this will soon be resolved. Continue reading Rotary Club at Rye Hub

Poppy Appeal Presentation

Presentation Evening

March saw a presentation of certificates by Group Captain Derek North of the Royal British Legion to some of the Rye Sea Cadets for their outstanding work towards the poppy appeal in Rye this year.

The amount raised by the Rye Area to date is £13,631.95 Continue reading Poppy Appeal Presentation

Arthur’s Cinque Ports Street


By Arthur Woodgate

As one of the men who pulled the “Bijou” down I was urged by my own memories to put the story of the “Bijou” and other Cinque Ports Street buildings, as far as I can remember, into writing. Continue reading Arthur’s Cinque Ports Street

Pen & Ink – April 2012


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Dear Editor

I was amazed by the problems caused at East Guldeford by the Great Crested Newts. Is it true that there are no shortages of this species in this area, and is it right they can be found in almost any ditch on the Pett Marshes?
As lads in the 1950’s we used to collect the dragon newts from a well known local water course.
Almost every lad that lived on Tilling Green had a fish tank with rocks, weeds and a few inches of water and a collection of these magnificent creatures. My own Continue reading Pen & Ink – April 2012

Wheelers Race to Wedding




Eight teams of three riders were entered for the Kent Cycling Association’s Ladies 25 Mile Team Time Trial, run on a Romney Marsh course in March. Continue reading Wheelers Race to Wedding