Rye’s Own April 1966 – Free Electronic Copy

Available free to Anyone Who Reads the Magazine or Rye’s Own News on Facebook. Sent direct to your computer. No strings.

50 Years ago “Rye’s Own” was a fast selling local publication that captured the hearts of many Ryer’s – Some of our original readers from those far off times still enjoy their monthly fix in today’s, vastly changed world. Continue reading Rye’s Own April 1966 – Free Electronic Copy

Hastings Town Editorial – March 2013

Editorial ….
The public fights back

Horse Laugh

Multi-National Supermarket chains are at last being seen for what they are – money making machines that are only interested in profit and taking more and more money off their now ‘captive’ clientèle, the general public.

This magazine and it’s sister publications have run article after article for many years supporting the small and medium sized traders, pointing out the dangers of the ever expanding multi-national chains and their dubious sales techniques, misleading packaging and pricing tricks. Continue reading Hastings Town Editorial – March 2013

Stephan Bryant Charged with Kidnap and Assault

Man remanded in custody for kidnap and assault

29 March 2016

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Police have charged Stephen Bryant, 39, of The Mount, St Leonards-on-Sea, with kidnap and causing grievous bodily harm with intent, following an incident in June 2015 in which a Hastings man in his 30s sustained serious injuries to his Continue reading Stephan Bryant Charged with Kidnap and Assault

Rye United Star Bela Olah has Died

Bela Olah was Player Manager for Rye United

By Jim Hollands

It is with great sadness we report the passing of the great Hungarian soccer player Bela Olah. Who became Player Manager of Rye United in the late sixties. I believe he was the first Rye player to receive a wage, something like £4 a week.

He came Britain after the Hungarian uprising against the Russians, which was brutaly put down.  He was  a Schoolboy International and played top flight football  when

Bela Olah
Bela Olah

Continue reading Rye United Star Bela Olah has Died

April Hastings Town

The April issue of “Hastings Town” in Good Newsagents Now

Packed with good things including :-

Hastings Town April Cover 2016
Hastings Town April Cover 2016

Hastings Cover April 2016

New “Miss Hastings” Wanted

Battle of Hastings Celebrations – You Can Help Continue reading April Hastings Town

Monty’s Rolls




Field Marshal Montgomery’s Rolls Royce will almost certainly be one of the attractions at this year’s War & Peace Revival at Hythe.

War & Peace


This 1939 Rolls Royce Wraith was used by Field Marshal Montgomery as his staff Continue reading Monty’s Rolls

‘Gun’ Point Robberies in Hastings

Police seek witnesses to linked Hastings and Bexhill burglaries

24 March 2016

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Several recent incidents in Bexhill and Hastings in which a man carrying some sort of pistol has robbed or tried to rob victims are being investigated by police.

No one has been hurt in any of the incidents, but several people have handed over cash and mobile phones because of the implied threat. Continue reading ‘Gun’ Point Robberies in Hastings

Michael Bourn MBE

One of Rye’s Great Fire Chiefs

It is with great personal sadness I have to report the death of one of Rye’s truly great characters.

I have known ‘Mick’ Bourn since school-days, he was in the same class at Rye Primary.

Mick worked with his dad’s painting and decorating business. He joined the Rye Fire Service when his dad was fire chief at Rye and learned the secrets of Rye’s  inter-connecting buildings, roof and wall spaces. This knowledge became Continue reading Michael Bourn MBE