Life Sentence for Hastings Street Attack

Man gets life sentence for St Leonards street attack

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment after a vicious last night attack in St Leonards just before Christmas in 2015 left his victim with serious facial injuries requiring multiple stitches and complex medical care at a specialist maxi-facial unit in Brighton.

Christopher Mackay (pictured), 42, unemployed, of no fixed address, was sentenced to life, with a minimum tariff of seven and a half years before he can apply for parole, when he appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Monday 8 May, Continue reading Life Sentence for Hastings Street Attack

Rye and Hastings Men Charged with Manslaughter

Two men, One from Rye, charged with Manslaughter

Two men have been charged in connection with the death of a man in Hastings in February.

Officers were called to Havelock Road just before 1am on Friday, February 3 after the victims, a 60-year-old and a 53-year-old, were found near the taxi rank with serious injuries. Continue reading Rye and Hastings Men Charged with Manslaughter

Hugh is Open for Business

Hugh is Down but Not Out

Hugh Sutton’s well loved little shop on the Winchelsea Beach road, was all but demolished by a car that drove into the side and out through the back at 12.30 am on Tuesday morning. Stock and shelving was destroyed and the building itself was left in danger of collapsing altogether.

Hugh, who has worked this shop for as long as most people can remember, was determined not to let his many customers down and immediately set about getting up and running again. Continue reading Hugh is Open for Business

Changing Rye in the 1970’s – A David Smeed Film

Including Bonfire Building, Morris Dancing and Fire at local Builder’s Yard

Another selection of Rye events of the 1970’s from David Smeed’s amazing record of Rye life in moving pictures from almost fifty years ago.

Those of us that can remember look back  on these times which seemed so much slower and peaceful.

There are so many more David Smeed’s films, given to the Rye’s Own archive by David’s wife Sheila. It will take many months to get them transferred into a digital form that we can put on the web-site.

From the Rye’s Own Archive Thursday 4 May 2017

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