Winchelsea Beach Man Wanted by Police

Renewed appeal to trace Stephen Lund, from Winchelsea, wanted on warrant for recall to prison



Sussex Police has released a more recent photograph of Stephen David Lund, 62, also known as Peter James Lund, who is still wanted on recall to prison after his licence for release was revoked.

Steven Lund from Winchelsea
Steven Lund from Winchelsea

He was jailed for life at Teeside Crown Court in October 1980 after being found guilty of murder. Continue reading Winchelsea Beach Man Wanted by Police

Want to Cycle in a Group?

Wheelers Start New Mini Club Rides Suitable for Slower and Novice Cyclists.

If you want to cycle but are worried about riding alone, Rye Wheelers have introduced an easy Tuesday ride for the winter months.

Club run – Starts Every Tuesday at 1 pm North Salts.

Meets main group at Appledore Bridge at 1.30 pm

A short run with short stop at cafe en route.

Will be fine for old stagers and those wanting to make a start. Continue reading Want to Cycle in a Group?

Congratulations George 105 Years Old

Happy Birthday George

On October 28, George Bayntun reached his 105 year Birthday and opened his Birthday and message  Card from The Queen in his own home.

George is still living in his home town of Rye in his own home and getting about in a motorised invalid vehicle doing his shopping, taking trips to the seaside at Rye Harbour and generally terrorising the population on this ‘Devil’s go-cart’. Continue reading Congratulations George 105 Years Old

Finale Tribute to John & Jimper

As a fitting and moving finale to this year’s display, Rye Bonfire will be launching ashes of two of its well loved members, John Izod and Jimper Sutton, in the last rocket!

Bonfire Societies, drumming groups, and marching bands from all over Sussex will be joining Rye Bonfire Society in celebrating Rye Fawkes Pageant 2016 on Saturday 12 November.

The procession will start following a large signal maroon at 19:50 from Mason Road, on the Tilling Green Estate; the route will follow Ferry Road to the Crown Inn, turn left into Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, through Landgate Arch, Hilders Cliff (East Cliff) in to High Street, The Mint, turn right into Wish Ward, Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, left down Landgate, right into Bedford Place and on to the Bonfire site. Continue reading Finale Tribute to John & Jimper

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Road Closed at East Guldeford for Seven Hours

Police seek witnesses to crash involving a van and a lorry on the A259 near Rye

The A259 road on the Kent-Sussex border at East Guldeford, near Rye, was closed in both directions for almost seven hours on Wednesday (26 October).

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It followed a crash involving a van and a lorry. Traffic diversions were set up via Camber and Lydd. Continue reading Road Closed at East Guldeford for Seven Hours

90% Opposed to Lorry Park

SOS Kent’s Survey Results Taken at Highway England Exhibition / Consultations

Survey highlights public anger over government’s Kent lorry park scheme

A survey about the government’s £250 million scheme to build a 250 acre lorry park in Kent shows huge public anger and opposition to the development.

90 per cent of respondents to a survey carried out by the SOS Kent campaign group declared themselves opposed to the multi-million pound scheme. Volunteers from the campaign captured the views of more than 80 per cent of those attending eight public exhibitions held in East Kent to present information about the development. SOS Kent opposes plans by the government and Highways England to build the lorry park just off the M20 at Stanford. The campaign group is calling for smarter options to resolve traffic problems caused by cross-Channel disruption and rejects the authorities’ claims the lorry park will solve Operation Stack. Continue reading 90% Opposed to Lorry Park

50 Years Ago HM The Queen and Prince Philip Visited Rye

28 October 1966

50 Years ago, on October 28th 1966 an event of almost unprecedented importance happened in the Ancient Cinque Port Town of Rye—Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, paid an official visit to the ancient borough.On Bannisters Corner

At noon on that historic day the people of Rye, stood at the memorial in the churchyard and watched the Queen talking and smiling happily with John Button and Alderman Hacking,  it was as though there was a contact between that radiant person and everyone around her. This was our Queen. not a picture on a stamp or a profile on a coin, but a real and wonderful person—here in Rye. Continue reading 50 Years Ago HM The Queen and Prince Philip Visited Rye

Russian Navy Sails Past Rye

Russian Naval Force Passes Close to Rye

Huy Garris sent in this picture of the Russian Navy vessels sailing past Rye on their way to Syria via the English Channel.

The Russian fleet, including the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and the nuclear-powered Pyotr Velikiy battle cruiser,  will cross the Bay of Biscay and enter the Mediterranean at Gibraltar.

The warships could assist in the bombardment of Aleppo  although Russia Continue reading Russian Navy Sails Past Rye