April 1967 Rye Newsreel

Around the Clubs

Movie Societies Successful Year

Speaking at the Annual General Meeting of the Rye & District Movie Society held on Friday 3rd March, at the Further Education Centre, Mrs. Camier, retiring chairman, told the members that 1966 had been the most successful year in the society’s history. Mrs. Camier went on “The high­light of the year was the making of the film of the Royal Visit to Rye in October. The subsequent public showing early in this year proved what a great success this film was.”

Rye Movie Society Members and Guests at the 1969 Annual Dinner
Rye Movie Society Members and Guests at  Annual Dinner

“Our cine members’ night on December 17 was greatly enjoyed by one and all, we had a job to get them to go home. Our guest night was, dare I say, a crushed success, but the club will have to find some means of keeping the numbers down for this event in future.”

Mrs. Camier went on to thank the committee and all members for their support during her two year term of office and called for a special vote of thanks to Mrs. Munn, for the hard work she put into the Royal film and to her unstinting efforts as secretary.

The Treasurer’s report showed a healthy bank balance and was readily adopted. Mr. Fred Masters, treasurer, told the club that there were no less than 35 fully paid up members and that the number had steadily increased since the society came into being 6 years ago.

Officials were elected for the coming year and popular member Mrs. Geoffrey Waters was elected Chairman. Other posts were:—

President — Mr. A. Homer, re-elected

Vice-Chairman — Mr. C. Wall, re-elected

Secretary — Mrs. J. Munn, re-elected

Treasurer — Mr. F. Masters, re-elected.

Press Secretary — Mr. J. Hollands

Committee — Mr. T. Knight, Mr. Mr. R. Parrock,

Mrs. P. Morris, Mr. I.   Tooky,  J. Camier, D. Smeed

Rye Natural History Society

On Friday, February 10th, a large audience heard an illustrated talk on ‘British Birds’ given by Mr.

E.    J. Ashdown of the Uckfield Natural History Society. ‘The World of Spiders’ was the title of a very interesting and amusing talk given by Dr. Bristowe, author of several books on this subject, at the second meeting held during the month.

New Venture

The Annual General Meeting of the Rye Sports Committee was held at the Crown Hotel on Wednesday, 1st March. Mr. Frank Brann, Chairman, welcomed several new members and said how pleased he was to see the committee’s growing strength.

Rye Sports
Rye Sports

“The 1966 Sports have proved the first financial success for almost 10 years.” He went on to say that this success had encouraged the committee to go in for a new venture, a Spring Fair, which will be held in April. “It is hoped that this event will swell the committee’s reserves and enable us to put on an even better sports festival this year.~~

Officials were elected for the coming year:—

Mr. P. Dee — President, re-elected

Mr. F. Brann — Chairman, re-elected

Mr. J. Sargent — Vice-Chairman, re-elected

Mrs. W. Hollands — General Secretary

Mr. J. Hollands — Events Secretary

Mr. D. Affleck — Treasurer, re-elected

Rye & District Angling Society

The Rye & District Angling Society’s last match of the season was held on the River Brede at Rye. After all the heavy rain in the early part of the week, the river was nearly back to normal but running very fast otherwise the weights would have been a lot better.

Prizewinning Anglers 1966
Prizewinning Anglers 1966

Once more one of the junior members, T. Roser, had a very good bag of Roach to give him top weight of the match.

Seniors—lst, Mr. L. Gasson, 2lb. 2nd, Mr. W. Logan, llb. 3oz. Sdr. 3rd, Mr. S. Ashdown and Mr. A. Ashdown, lOoz.

Juniors—lst, T. Roser, 21b. Soz. 2nd, D. Cottrell, llb. 2oz. 3rd, P. Jones, l3oz. Sdr.

Winner of the Senior Winter Cup—lst, S. Ashdown 73~ points. 2nd, L. Gasson, 57 points.

Junior Winter Cup—lst, R. Smith, 60 points, 2nd P. Jones, 38 points.

Specimen Trophy—lst, L. Gasson, 9 points, 2nd, S. Ashdown, 8 points.

Members please note that the Prize Giving will be held at the Ship Inn, Rye on April 22nd.

 Rye’s Own April 1967

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