Forge Hill – No Venue for Faint Hearts
August Bank Holiday is the Bi-Annual date for the Aldington Soap Box Derby, when people of normally sound minds have a relapse and take on the daunting half mile dash down Forge Hill in what are more or less ‘Devil’s Go-Carts. The start is outside the famous Walnut Tree Inn. Continue reading Aldington Soap Box Derby
All the Fun of the Fair at Rye
The Fun Fair still comes to Rye on the Fair Salts, as it has for two hundred years or more – We can’t go back in our archives that far but take a look at this piece of film from 1963 (or thereabouts) and see if you can pick out anyone you know – If you are old enough you may even get a bigger surprise and catch a glimpse of your good self enjoying the Fun of the Fair.
Bonfire Film (1962) Will be on this site by Friday of this week
Film of the 1962 Rye Bonfire Celebrations is being prepared and will be screened on the Rye’s Own Website Next Week.
This old 8mm cine film of Hastings Carnival was made in 1969. It is a precious record of local characters who took part in the procession. “Rye’s Own” took the film because the 1969 Miss Rye’s Own, Frederica Barwood, was entered in the event and driven in the procession in a Jaguar Sports car owned by Robert Hollands. Continue reading Hastings Carnival 1969
Rye Television Business wins a Bentley
The Rye Television business of J. E. Hollands & Sons won this wonderful old Bentley in a television sales competition in 1964. One of their customers also won Continue reading The Bentley
August Bank Holiday 1969 on the old Football Salts
At Harry Phillips’ Boat Yard, Rock Channel 1964
Third film in our series ‘Rye in the 60’s and 70’s features Rye Athletic Football Club.
This film will be posted on the Rye’s Own website tomorrow
The local team founded by Terry Lane and managed by Player / Manager Terry Spencer, went on to achieve great things. Continue reading Film for Friday – Rye Athletic