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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Hugh Sutton’s Shop Smashed By Car

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. Continue reading Hugh Sutton’s Shop Smashed By Car