Massive Farm Fire Near Camber


By Jim Hollands Friday 29 September 2017

Fire crews from Rye and others including  Hastings, Battle and Ashford are fighting a multi-building farm fire just outside Camber on the Lydd Road.

Police and ambulance attendance, but as far as we can ascertain there were no injuries.  Around ten fire appliances are at the blaze, including a Ladder Platform and around fifty firefighters,. Police are running traffic control but the road has not been closed. Continue reading Massive Farm Fire Near Camber

100K Tour de Rye et Romney Marsh 2017

132 Riders Enjoy a day in the sun


One Hundred and Thirty-Two riders set out from the Rye Club in Market Road in the Rye & Winchelsea Rotary 100k 2017  Tour of the Marshes.

There were shorter distance rides for for youngsters and the less adventurous. Most riders choose the longer distance.

This short film of the event gives a small glimpse of riders enjoying the good weather and fine organisation. Continue reading 100K Tour de Rye et Romney Marsh 2017

SAP 201 Comes Home on Sunday

SAP 201 Will be at the Rye Fire-fighters Open Day on Sunday (10 September 2017)

The men featured in the picture are part of a team of brilliant firemen who kept this town safe while they were ‘on watch’ with their famous Fire Appliance        SAP 201.

Rye Firemen – Cup 1967

On Sunday (10 September 2017) SAP 201 returns to Rye, 45 years after she left service in Rye, restored to her original condition by Mike Garrett, to be at the Rye Fire-Fighters open day.

The very latest picture of SAP 201 on her first road trip under her own power


Surviving members of her old crew will be there to greet her plus the rest of Rye’s fire-fighters including Rye Fire Chief Gary Bourn, whose grandfather and father both fought many blazes with SAP 201.

The Open Day runs from 10 am. – 2 pm. at the Fire Station in Mill Lane. Come along and see one of Rye’s greatest fire fighting machines looking just as she did 50 years ago.

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Harvest Festival Service 1967 St Mary’s

A Movie Society Film from the Rye’s Own Archive

This film includes many well known Ryers and dignitaries. Rye Firemen are very well represented, including Mick Bourn, Bobby Edwards, Bob Rogers and Michael Fagan.

Cannon John Williams, Mrs Camier and Michael, John Hacking, Terry Spencer and many more.

A film from the Rye’s Own Archive Released Saturday 2 September 2017