The Oak Inn, High Street

The Pubs of Rye no. 3

By David Russell

Very little information has come to light about this fishermen’s beer house located on the High Street. The earliest known date for the Oak is 1870 when Alfred Bourn was the licensee. However, as a beer house, we can be fairly certain it was in existence well before then, and possibly dated back to the 1830 Licensing Act. The house was then known as the Pig and Whistle. Continue reading The Oak Inn, High Street

Boxing Club


By Carl Turner

A strong and dedicated team of 16 boxers from Rye Town Amateur Boxing Club will be heading off to Wales on Friday 8th March 2013 to take on their biggest challenge to date. The challenge named Operation Lion Heart will see Rye’s Boxing Team led by coaches Dean Turner and Carl Turner, engage in combat with two local Welsh Boxing Clubs, one after the other, immediately followed by a 3,560ft climb to the summit of the highest mountain in England and Wales, Mount Snowdon. Continue reading Boxing Club

News From ARRCC

Local Charity ARRCC is presently undergoing CQC registration which will enable them to deliver Personal Care in the home. ARRCC is celebrating its 12th year in Rye offering services to Adults with physical/sensory impairments and for the older person at ARRCC Elders. Continue reading News From ARRCC

The Right Development At The Right Time

September 2012 saw the opening of a new 1500 sq. ft. myCostcutter forecourt shop for Skinners of Rye, Owner Gary Barlow is delighted with the positive effect the development is having on his business. Continue reading The Right Development At The Right Time

The Jempson Story Part One

A Trip Through Time

Jempsons of Peasmarsh opened their new Self Service Store in 1972 and were soon inundated with new customers. The growth of the original village store to what it has become today is a remarkable story of the enterprise and hard work put in by the family and staff. The following account of their progress is based on a  feature in the first issue of “In-store Magazine” published in 1996. Continue reading The Jempson Story Part One

The Hastings-Rye-Ashford Rail Line

An interesting photograph loaned by a gentleman visitor to Rye. Who are these men? Could they be the Station Master and Engine Driver? Continue reading The Hastings-Rye-Ashford Rail Line

Lions Aid Air Ambulance

Following the launch of the Lions Clubs Air Ambulance Night Flying Appeal, Rye and District Lions have made a further donation to the Air Ambulance of £500. Their total contribution over the last three years is £1,250. In presenting the cheque to members of one of the specialist teams, Malcolm McDonough, Rye Lions President, said “This is a vital service for all in the South East and any of us could have our lives saved by the Air Ambulance in an emergency”. Continue reading Lions Aid Air Ambulance

Update from Tilling green Community

Congratulations to Rye Pre-School Playgroup, who have opened up a Nursery at Tilling Green Community Centre. It is open to children aged from 3 months – 2 years and opens from 8am-6pm over, 50 weeks of the year. They have an outside play area, with soft area for the younger children. Continue reading Update from Tilling green Community