Sea Cadets Canoe Race at Rye 1968



A Remarkable Piece of Monochrome Film

We have just dug this old piece of film out of the “Rye’s Own” Archive – Can’t find the photographs that went with it. One picture was use on the cover of a 1968 Rye’s Own. Continue reading Sea Cadets Canoe Race at Rye 1968

Robert Vincent – A True Ryer


No man is more deserving of the title ‘True Ryer’ than Robert Vincent, who died at the Conquest Hospital on Saturday 13 October 2012.

Robert was know to almost every soul who lives in the town. His own particular brand of humour seem to make everyone smile.

He was born in Rye, went to school in Rye, played football for Rye, worked in Rye and lived in Rye for his entire lifetime. The eulogy, read at Robert’s funeral by son Continue reading Robert Vincent – A True Ryer

Great Night Despite the Rain

By Jim Hollands

Thanks to Pat and the Rye Bonfire Society for inviting me to light this year’s  fire, it was an amazing experience. Thanks too to Robertsbridge Centurions for getting me safely from Landgate to the Bonfire site, a journey I shall always remember.

Rye Bonfire 2015 Taken from the Chair
Rye Bonfire 2015 Taken from the Chair

This is probably the very first picture taken from the chair. Lots more pictures in the December “Rye’s Own”

Well done Bonfire Boys, a great show.


Rye Bonfire 2006

Photographs From A Great Night’s Entertainment

There is no greater night of the year in Rye and so it has been down the ages.

Rye Bonfire Society put on a fantastic show every year and it is a free show that all the family can enjoy. The Boys (and Girls) work hard all year round raising cash to produce the colourful spectacle that people from all over the World come to see.

The important thing is ALL the money collected in the boxes and buckets goes to help local charities. So please be generous on the night. Give the kids plenty of pennies to drop in the boxes, give the good lady some shiny pound coins and, I have been informed, a five pound note slips through the slot easily. £10 have been known but a £50 would be a first I think.

Have a great night, wrap up well and stay warm.

Enjoy these 80 pictures from 2006 – They can be enlarged. Continue reading Rye Bonfire 2006

Film – Rye Remembers 2015

Remembrance Day Parade – Sunday 8 November 2015

The Maroon exploded over Rye at 11 am. and people waiting around the War Memorial in the Churchyard for the Service of Remembrance in St. Mary’s to finish, fell silent in Pump Street and Church Square. All that could be heard were the cries of seagulls that had been frightened off the Church roof by the maroon. The silence lasted two minutes, until a second explosion marked the end of the allotted time. Continue reading Film – Rye Remembers 2015

Remembrance Parade

Remembrance Parade and Church Service Sunday 8 November – Times and Venues


Parade leaves Adams at 10.35am.  March Past Town Hall 10.40 am. Church Service at St Mary’s 10.55 am. The Mayor of Rye, Bernardine Fiddimore will take the Salute from the Town Hall Steps with other members of Rye Town Council at 10.40 am.

Lots of pictures from past parades at Rye Continue reading Remembrance Parade