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
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
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.
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.
Father Richard of St Anthony of Padua is among the all denomination clergy who take part in the 1961 Procession of Witness to the Regent Cinema for a combined service.
Many local personalities can be picked out in this unique piece of film. Continue reading Procession of Witness – Rye 1961
A silent film made at the 1961 Rye Horse Show which took place at Gateborough Farm on 24 August. Continue reading Rye Horse Show 1961
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
We Will Remember Them
These pictures are from the Rye’s Own picture archive
So many Rye Names on the Memorial Cross
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 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.