Cinque Ports April 2017 Number Nineteen

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Massive Model Railway Show steaming into Rye

More Layouts

Details of the Massive Model Railway Show steaming into town!
You’re invited to make tracks to a model railway show in Rye on Saturday 29th April 2017. The first one in Rye in over 20 years and is tip to be the largest in Sussex.

The event is being held 10am – 4.30pm at Rye College, The Grove, Rye East Sussex.

More than 20 model railway layouts, along with a number of trade stands, will be on show in a variety of scales from tiny Z gauge to O Gauge.

Model Railway


The exhibition is being supported by clubs and modellers from around the South East, with layouts including:

  • Sewel, based on the Rye & Camber tramway.
  • Ville a la Campagne, a quiet French country town.
  • Volks Railway, based on the tramway in Brighton.
  • Cement Works, an industrial scene of a cement works.
  • Sewel, based on the Harvey Brewery in Lewes and a barge from Rye Harbour.
  • South Cement Works, an industrial scene of a cement works with much inspiration taken from various in the South East.
  • Cato Pass, a Sci Fi layout based in space.
  • Volks Railway, based on the railway on Brighton sea front.
  • Morton Stanley, featured in April edition of the RM.
  • Shoreditch, based on the London station.
There’s free parking on-site at the school. There is a small admission. Rye has a very strong railway heritage, especially with the Rye and Camber Tramway.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Monday 27 March 2017

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Rye Characters of the 1960s

All the best people live in Rye

Some of the great Rye Characters from the 1960s – Some still with us – others gone but never forgotten.

Football teams, scouts, Cyclists, mayoring money, banquet at The George.


Mayoring Day Rye 1968

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Sussex Police ask Community to be Alert

Sussex Police reassure the community following events in London

Following the tragic events in London, Assistant Chief Constable Laurence Taylor said: “Our thoughts are with all those affected and who died in yesterday’s horrific attack in London and our colleagues at the Metropolitan Police who lost a brave officer.

“Our officers will do whatever we can to support our colleagues in the days and weeks that follow as the investigation unfolds.

“In light of yesterday’s event the threat level hasn’t changed, it has remained severe since 2014. There is no current evidence of any specific threat to community safety in Sussex and policing across the country continues to operate as usual. Continue reading Sussex Police ask Community to be Alert

London Murderer was brought up in Rye

Masood Shot Dead at Westminster.

It was revealed yesterday that the London Murderer has been identified by police as Khalid Masood.

The Westminster attacker, Masood, 52, was born as Adrian Elms and it’s claimed by the “Mail”, that he lived in a £300,000 house in Rye when he was a boy. 

The so-called Islamic State group has claimed it was behind the attack.

According to the Metropolitan police, three women and five men were arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts following Wednesday’s attack. Continue reading London Murderer was brought up in Rye

Scallop Festival


In 1975 there was a great shortage of fish during the early months in the inshore waters that the Rye Fishing Fleet harvested. The situation for fisherman became quite desperate as the over 20 boat strong fleet netted fewer and fewer fish. Continue reading Scallop Festival

Peter Robert Dee MBE


11th February 1927 to 1st February 2017

Early Life

Peter was born in Herne Bay, Kent to Richard George James Dee and Herminie Anna Hilda Dee (nee Wedge). He had one older brother, Denis.

They moved to Rye in about 1932 and initially lived in one of the pre-fabricated cottages in West Undercliffe, opposite the water pumping station. They moved to Udimore Road in 1936 and Peter lived in the same house for the rest of his life.

Peter attended the Freda Gardham Secondary Modern School in New Road until he left aged about 14. Peter, his mother and Denis were evacuated during the war, but were only away for 8 weeks as they missed Rye too much. At school he received the cane once. King George V and Queen Mary visited Rye and the Headmaster had forbidden any pupils to go and see them. However Peter and a couple of his mates thought this was too good an opportunity to miss and slipped Continue reading Peter Robert Dee MBE