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The Best Rye Christmas Festival Ever

They came in their thousands to Rye on Saturday 9 December for the third Christmas event staged by Liz PenDennis and her fantastic committee.

For the third year the roads inside the Town were closed resulting in huge crowds safe streets for the children to roam and allow musicians and choirs to perform.

It was cold, very cold, but there were plenty of hot drinks available and even a hot toddy.

The shops were doing terrific business – It all begs the question, why allow cars into the town at any time? Nowhere to park? Well the estimated 6,000 people that visited Rye on 9 December all found a way of getting in without bringing pollution with them.

Enjoy the video

Released from the Rye’s Own Film Archive on Sunday 17 December 2017

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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

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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