Mystery lot – Worth £2,000?
Can you identify this item, made in Rye around 1860?
It may even set a new record for it’s type, beating a £2,000 plus figure reached in a Canterbury auction house for an item made by the same firm.
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Monty Wilson’s film about three racers from the Rye Wheelers
A remarkable short film made by an amazing film director and editor for his university project.
Staring Steve Gooch, Barry Goodsell and Dave Greenwood as they prepare for and ride in the 2017 Kent VTTA 30 mile time trial
Death of the Regent – Rye
David Smeed was on the spot for the Death of the Regent.
The cinema was closed on 29 September 1973
He recorded the last day of showing and the subsequent demolition of the fine building that had given so much pleasure to so many since it was opened in 1949.
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Another Gem of nostalgia, colour and history from the David Smeed Movie Collection.
One of the many stars of the 1975 Carnival Procession.
VIDEO Released from the Rye’s Own Film Archive on Saturday 6 May 2017
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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.
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A David Smeed Film
David Smeed and Diane Cutting – David was excellent either side of the camera
Another rich record of Rye life from the 1970’s from the master 8mm film maker.
So many people will be recognised in this footage.
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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.
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A film made by Rye & District Movie Society in the late 1960s
Staring Clive Wall, Roy Parrock, Bert Camier, Jeffrey Waters, Chris Waters, Bernard Waters, Alfred Horner and other well known Rye Characters.
Below:- Clive Wall & Roy Parrack Bernard Waters and Bert Camier
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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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In the early hours of yesterday morning (Tuesday 2 May) the famous fish shop belonging to Hugh Sutton was badly damaged by a car which collided with the building after leaving the road and smashing through the garden. It ended up embedded into the side of the shop,
The occupant or occupants from the vehicle ran off. Police, Ambulance, Rye Fire Service attended and a police helicopter and police dog were called in an effort to find the driver.
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