Wheelers Triumph In Kent

Local cycling club, Rye & District Wheelers have made history in Kent Cycling circles by becoming the first club ever to win the KCA Best All Rounder Team Trophy, an event which aggregates the best times over distances of 25, 50, 100 miles and 12 Hours by the fastest three riders from one club in a season, with two women representatives in the team.

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Tour De Rye Et Romney Marsh

Despite the Weather Forecast, the day dawned bright and clear on Sunday 14 September for the start of this year’s Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club’s Fun Run. Continue reading Tour De Rye Et Romney Marsh

The Stag


By John Hodges

There is little doubt that All Saints Street now takes its name from the ancient parish church located at its northern end. Previous to this it had been described in old deeds as “The King’s Highwaye leading from the Pulpitt Gate to the Minness”. For a period between these two names, it was known as Fish, or Fisher Street after the calling of so many of those who lived there. Continue reading The Stag

At The Queens Head

Michael Scorey Singer /Songwriter from New Zealand

Michael Scorey has just landed in London from his homeland in New Zealand with his guitar and a fantastic set of songs from his latest CD “Levonia”. Michael is hoping to set up some gigs while he is in Europe. Do not miss this opportunity to sample one of the finest singer / songwriters in the Southern Hemisphere. Continue reading At The Queens Head

Grave Opportunity

By Tony May

Reading an article in our local press about Hastings participation in English Heritage’s annual ‘Heritage Open Days’, I became fascinated by the story of how a stonemason was to renovate the Haggard family memorial in Church In The Wood cemetery. According to the article it was thought the grave could be that of Sir Henry Rider Haggard, author of ‘King Solomon’s Mines’. Continue reading Grave Opportunity

All Our Yesterdays


Who were the driving forces in the town fifty years ago? Who were in power at Rye Town Hall in the 1960’s? What was it like to live in a democratic Rye that ran its own affairs and was responsible for its own planning?1965 and 66 were great years for Rye. Continue reading All Our Yesterdays

Wartime Evacuee

As we bemoan the fact that life is getting tougher as the recession bites ever deeper into our pockets, let us just reflect back to a time when things were much harder and be grateful that we do not have to face the problems of an imminent invasion as was the case when Fred Heritage was at school. This article was published in “Rye’s Own” 10 years ago – Fortunately Fred is still with us to tell the tale. Continue reading Wartime Evacuee

The Pubs of Rye

 East Sussex, 1750-1950 by David Russell

Published in October 2012 The Pubs of Rye gives the history of 32 Rye pubs (and one cinema) which existed at sometime between 1750 and 1950. When researching this book I collected information from the National Archive which contains many records of Rye and its licensed premises. Continue reading The Pubs of Rye