Two Great Long Distance Champions

Wheelers Awards Dinner

It was a night of celebration and award giving at Rye & District Wheelers Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation at the Royal Oak Rye Foreign on Thursday 8 November.

Principal race stars among the men, were Nick Wilson, Steve Gooch, Barry Goodsell and Hill Climb specialist, Alan Thynne. Continue reading Two Great Long Distance Champions

The Jolly Sailor

By David Russell

The Jolly Sailor first opened its doors as a beer house in Watchbell Street in 1830. Landlord Thomas Hearsfield applied for a full licence in 1831, and again successfully in 1832. Both applications were supported by a petition organised by local vicar John Myer who was mayor of Rye in 1828. He urged the magistrates to consider: Continue reading The Jolly Sailor

Going Home to Rye


By Beryl Dale

I went down to Rye with my daughter to discover more about the exceptional circumstances which had led to my parents’ house being flooded in November 1960.

I had been living in London at the time and had just completed the preliminary exams which took place half way through my Physiotherapy training. I was desperate to go home to unwind and relax. On the morning of that day I woke with a start to the strident ringing of the telephone. I had glanced at my watch as I stumbled out of bed 6.30am! My brain froze – who would be ringing at that hour Continue reading Going Home to Rye

Rye Fawkes Night 2012

The Show Went on at Rye

Rain has affected and even cancelled Sussex Bonfire events with many fire-sites sodden and extremely muddy. Rye was no exception and the Pyro crew had their work cut out setting up on Saturday and keeping everything dry.

The whole of Rye Bonfire are no strangers to hard work and fund-raise tirelessly each year to stage Rye Bonfire. Their costs are rising so were extremely pleased Continue reading Rye Fawkes Night 2012