This years Presidents Night for the Rotary Club of Rye & Winchelsea was held at a local hotel the Hope Anchor. Despite the ravages of a flu bug seemingly raging in the area which resulted in many last minute cancellations, it was a well attended dinner. Continue reading Presidents Night
A Rough Diary of my Soldier Life
By George Linney
George Linney was one of the thousands of soldiers who were sent to France in ever increasing numbers during the Great War of 1914-18. Like many others he was billeted in a South East town while he awaited the dreaded orders to proceed to Folkestone or Dover on the way to the trenches. His story, unlike many others, did have a happy ending, he returned home with his life and had a long and eventful career on the Railways. Continue reading To The Trenches Via Rye and Folkeston
Volunteers from more than 12 locally developed projects came together at Tilling Green Community Centre, Rye, to celebrate their achievements within the Neighbourhood Enablers project, on Thursday 28th march. The volunteers had been brought together by Capacity Builder, Flora Williams, who worked with a wide range of people to develop their ideas into live projects, which would benefit their community. Continue reading Tilling Green Community Centre Celebrates Success of Volunteers
Count-down to take-off
WITH six weeks to go before the Folkestone Airshow, preparations for the several-hour flying programme and three days of ground events and activities which will make it ‘the biggest and best ever’. are in their final stages. Now, says organiser Folkestone Town Centre Management the focus is on money matters. Continue reading Folkestone Air Show Free To All
War & Peace Revival At Hythe Former Racecourse is Venue For 1000’s of Vintage Vehicles.
This exciting five-day military and vintage festival will be packed full of education and entertainment bringing the Dunkirk Spirit to this historic corner of Kent. A special Schools’ Day programme will see schools from across Kent and beyond visiting for a unique event, giving the pupils unrivalled access to history at its most vivid and interactive, providing a truly memorable experience. Continue reading War And Peace Revival At Hythe Former Racecourse
More than 80 senior citizens from Rye and nearby villages enjoyed a Sunday lunch by courtesy of Rye & District Lions Club. The lunch was laid on at Rye Community Centre and all seniors that required transport were collected by Rye Community Transport and Lion Club members cars and returned home at the end of the afternoon. Continue reading Lunch With the Lions
Green light for £25 million runway extension and new terminal in Kent Plans to develop Lydd Airport in Kent into a modern regional airport have been given the green light by the Government today (Weds 10th April) after ministers agreed with a Planning Inspector’s recommendation to grant approval for a multi-million-pound development. Continue reading Government Approves Plans For Lydd Airport Development
All Fun And Dance at Tilling Green
By Helen Day
Line Dance class takes place on Friday mornings 10.15 – 11.45am at Tilling Green Community Centre, Mason Road, Rye.
This is a lovely friendly group and a real delight to teach. Continue reading Line Dance at Tilling Green
By Conrad Freezer.
On behalf of Rye and District Lions Club, I visited the Torrent at 0900 this morning with Carl Bagwell to get an update and to see how the crew were. It would seem that the whole situation is still in stale-mate. Continue reading Russian Crew Stranded
In the severe winters during the 1800’s and early 1900’s, before Social Security was ever heard about, Soup Kitchens were provided by Rye Council to give some sustenance to the poor and needy of the town. Continue reading Soup Kitchen