Jenny Lind’s Autograph Book

Lind’s Autograph Book Found in Rye.

A Victorian Autograph Book belonging to the world renowned Swedish singer Jenny Lind has been discovered in the attic of a Rye gentleman who plans to enter it for auction after his research is complete. The book, with many entries in Swedish, contains famous signatures, including those of Wilhelmina and Augusta. Continue reading Jenny Lind’s Autograph Book

Rye Pop Groups

Another Report from January 2004 Issue “Rye’s Own”

Kevin Williams, ‘Master of Ceremonies’ of last month’s galaxy of local musicians at the Community Centre, remarked that musical talent had come a long way in Rye since the sixties when the only Rye pop group were the “Rye Toffs”. Continue reading Rye Pop Groups

Keep an Eye on London

By The Editor

Rye is the greatest place on this earth but there are times when it can make a nice change to get away for a day. Continue reading Keep an Eye on London

Outstanding Performance by Ryesingers

The Ryesingers performed Gilbert and Sullivan’s satire, “PATIENCE, or Bunthorne’s Bride on Friday the 14th and Saturday the 15th of February at The Community Centre, Rye. Continue reading Outstanding Performance by Ryesingers

Change of Routine

An Early Change Of Routine For The Camber Tram

by Laurie A Cooksey

At the Grand Opening Dinner of the Rye & Camber Tramway, held at the Royal William Hotel, Camber on the afternoon of Saturday, 13th July, 1895, Colonel Brookfield, M.P during the course of a quite lengthy speech, mentioned that at the Battle of Prestonpans, near Edinburgh in 1745, Continue reading Change of Routine

The Rye & Camber Tram

By Kenneth M Clark – (Rya)

The South Eastern Railway’s single line branch to Rye Harbour, which had been opened in 1854 was only utilised for goods traffic and, consequently, there existed no means of transport between Rye and Rye Harbour for fishermen and such other persons as made their living at the Harbour. It was only during 1894—the year in which the Rye Golf Club was founded—that a group of prominent local citizens decided to build a light railway which would not only link Rye with the Golf Club but enable fishermen to travel to the Harbour—crossing the Rother by means of a ferry. Continue reading The Rye & Camber Tram