Rod Shows Rye the Way


By Jim Hollands

Ex Motor racing driver Rod Chapman is leading the race to get Rye back into work and out of the recession.

His Atlas Business Park on Rye Harbour Road and the vast Rye Wharf site and accompanying facilities and ground contain dozens of local businesses providing work for hundreds of local people at Rye Harbour. Continue reading Rod Shows Rye the Way

The Globe Inn – Rye

The Pubs of Rye No. 4

The Globe Inn

by David Russell

The Globe opened in 1834 when a 50 year lease on this piece of land was granted to John Wheeler by the Reverend Lamb of Iden. John Wheeler, a beer retailer, then became the Globe’s first landlord. The lease included the cliff behind the pub which descends from Playden Heights, with its ‘pendants [overhanging parts] being part and parcel of the property’. A fairly large cave in the face of the cliff was also included in the lease. The annual rent was £127. Continue reading The Globe Inn – Rye

The Madonna Car

From Rye’s Own April 2013 issue

This fabulous Rolls Royce Cloud 2 convertible reputedly carried Madonna to her wedding to Guy Ritchie at Skibo Castle on 22 December 2000 will be featured at The War & Peace Revival at Folkestone Racecourse in July. Continue reading The Madonna Car

Rye Silt Dredger


By John Blight

In 2007 a better and cheaper option for dredging was needed for Rye. The Dutch had the monopoly on this throughout the UK, but about 10 years previously I had drawn up a system to fit to an existing vessel, then never got around to fitting it. Continue reading Rye Silt Dredger