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
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
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, 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.
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