This footage has been taken from an old cine film shot in the 1960s. Shows the fisherman of the day working on their boats Rye Fishmarket. Continue reading Fishing from Rye in the 1960s
Local Movies, many shot in Rye and District in the 1960’s will be coming to this website shortly.
Literally hundreds of local people are featured in the films, which cover many aspects of Rye life from Bonfire Nights to Rye Sports. There are parades past the Town Hall, local soccer teams in action, cycling time trials on the roads of kent, dramatic snow shots from the hard winter of 1963 when the sea froze and many more outstanding events. Continue reading Local Movies are Coming to the Rye’s Own Website
Now there is a word to conjure with. I thought it meant planning, but councils don’t seem to grasp the fact that it is not just for today but for the future that real planning comes into its own. Rye is a very old town and to live on into the future it must breath and to do that it must move on and grow a little.
There is little room left in the town for homes to be built. So where to go? Rock Channel is out, its very low and could flood. East Guildford way would not help to pull the town together. Rye Hill? I don’t think so, Playden is not Rye and should stay separate. The real area for Rye to grow in during the next 100 years is Cadborough Farm, joining up New Winchelsea Road and West Undercliff. Continue reading Jimper’s Jottings August 2000
What a great Rye Country Show it was. Here are 20 pictures to give a glimpse of the scope of the event. Continue reading Rye Country Show – Twenty Pictures
The 1840 Sussex Directory claimed that Hastings was the head of the Cinque Ports Confederation before telling us it was a Corporate and Parliamentary Borough, demonstrating the importance still placed in the Cinque Ports heritage at that time, even though the Kent & Sussex fleet’s days of glory were well over by the time of the Spanish Armada, when just twelve vessels from the Cinque Ports were represented in Drake’s fleet. Continue reading Hastings – Cinque Port
Roy Manser, well known racing cyclist from the San Fairy Ann Cycling Club, who raced at Rye Sports in the 1950’s has died. He became ill when out with his club on Wednesday 5 May and died shortly after. He has left friends all over the South East mourning the passing of one of Kent’s best known racing cyclists. Continue reading Roy Manser Dies – He Raced at Rye Sports
There has been a lot of talk recently on reviving many of the old annual events staged in Rye but which, over the years, have fallen by the wayside.
Rye Sports Day, Rye Medieval Festival, Miss Rye, The Raft Race and Rye in Bloom to name just a few. It is hoped the meeting on Wednesday 9 February will be the start of getting at least two of these old classics back on the Rye Programme. Continue reading Rye’s Great Annual Events That Still Draw The Crowds
Could this be the Start of Something Big?
A frantic flurry of messages in reply to a post on Ryes Own Newsfeed by Rye man Brian Clifton on 4 August who pointed out that Rye has lost it’s Raft Race, Rye United Football Club, Rye in Bloom, ‘Pram Race’ and Medieval Festival in recent times. Continue reading More Events for Rye?
Spectacular Shots of Balloon Landing in Wheat Field
These three just to whet your whistle – Many more in September Hythe & Romney Life and “Rye’s Own” Continue reading Balloon Over Ham Street
Arthur Woodgate, who died yesterday gave me this letter on 22 July 2009 and made me promise to publish it to thank everyone at Rye Memorial Care Centre for looking after him so well.
I know Arthur had many happy times at the hospital where he spent most of the the last 10 years of his life and recorded his lifetime experiences for all of us to enjoy. He was a very special man and the people that kept him going through that period are special people too – Rye is lucky to have them. Jim Hollands Continue reading Arthur’s Thank You