Rye Barwatch

Problem Drinkers to be Barred From Rye Pubs & Hotels

Barwatch, a scheme to prevent alcohol related public disorder came into existence in Rye on Tuesday 22 June. From this date 21 Hotels and Public Houses in Rye and the immediate district have banded together to keep trouble makers out of their premises. Continue reading Rye Barwatch

Bogus Refuse Collectors in Rye

Throughout the winter months cyclists and hikers have been noticing rubbish, obviously dumped when the growth was high, appearing in hedges and ditches all over Romney Marsh and in woodland areas everywhere. Continue reading Bogus Refuse Collectors in Rye

Can We Have Our Bomb Back

Please can we have our bomb back?


Rye’s bomb has been stolen — and not just the bomb and up to perhaps £50 in cash inside, but the trolley, padlock and chain, screwed very firmly to the wall outside the F.E Centre, which is what really mystifies its keeper, Keith Boreham. The bomb was part of a batch which fell in and around the Old Brickyard one Sunday morning in August 1940. It failed to explode, and Tom Upton, who was assisting the Bomb Disposal Squad, asked if he could have it as a souvenir — “they reluctantly agreed”, his account says — and in due course he chiselled and then Continue reading Can We Have Our Bomb Back