Riot at Camber

“Rye’s Own” – Only News Media to Pick Up the Story

June 2006


On Sunday 18 June 2006 there were reports coming into our offices of a Riot at Camber. Police cars, ambulances and Fire Engines were streaming through Rye and a major incident was suspected by members of the public.

Strangely there were no reports of the event on Radio or Television even though locals were talking of 60 riot policemen and armed police at the scene. The Continue reading Riot at Camber

One of Rye’s Best has Died

By Jim Hollands

He witnessed the Battle of Britain from his Back Garden in New Road

Battle of Britain
Battle of Britain

I was so very sad to hear the news that one of our favourite contributors, Clifford Bloomfield, has died. He was a staunch supporter of “Rye’s Own”,  we have published so much of his work over the years.

His daughter Sarah posted this moving message on the Rye’s Own News Group this morning :-

“Morning ..just thought I’d send you a message and let you know that my dad Clifford Bloomfield ..of Aronford  Leasam  Lane, passed away on Friday morning at home with his family ….as I know he was often adding to Rye’s Own and a local Rye historian, absolutely devoted to Rye history ..and a very active member of Rye History Group..and author of several small books including ”Wings Over Rye”… ..funeral date and arrangements to follow …

Tribute in the March issue of Rye’s Own

Rye’s Own Bulletin Tuesday 16 February


Rye on Short List for Preservation

This Article was Reprinted by kind permission of the Civic Trust and Architects Journal in the “Rye’s Own” July 1968 edition.

Rye on the Short List for Preservation CBA list of historic towns

In 1964 the Council for British Archaeology issued a memorandum drawing attention to the implications of the Buchanan report, Traffic in towns, for preserving ‘historic town plans’ and buildings. The memorandum also promised a list of towns in Britain, the historic quality of which particularly required careful treatment in planning or redevelopment proposals. This list of historic towns was subsequently published in July 1965. The council’s list contains 324 towns of which 51 were considered to be of special importance Continue reading Rye on Short List for Preservation

Murder Investigation

Murder investigation launched into disappearance of Hastings man

11 February



Police looking into the disappearance of Hastings man Karl Bunster have arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

A 48-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were arrested in Exeter, Devon, on Wednesday (10 February) and are currently in custody. They will be brought to Sussex for questioning. Continue reading Murder Investigation

Albert has Died

It is with deep sadness we report that ‘Albert’ the “Rye’s Own” mascot has died.

The little dog we adopted as our mascot when he was just three months old, had a kidney disorder that meant that he was on a special diet from that time. The prognosis of a life expectancy of “weeks rather than months” was forecast at the time. Continue reading Albert has Died