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

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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Body Found Following House Fire

Body found following fire in St Leonards

Emergency services were called to a house in West Hill Road, St Leonards at around 5.35pm on Thursday (9 February) following a reported fire.

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Crews from East Sussex Fire and Rescue successfully managed to tackle the blaze which had caused extensive damage to the property.

Sadly the body of a man was found inside the house. The coroner’s officer has been informed. Continue reading Body Found Following House Fire

Car Fire at Lydd “Suspicious”

Man burned during car fire – Lydd

Kent Fire & Rescue Service Report Friday 6 May

Kent Fire & Rescue
Kent Fire & Rescue

Incident details
Firefighters were called to reports of a vehicle on fire on the driveway of a property in High Street, Lydd.

Upon arrival, crews found a private vehicle well alight and a man suffering burns being treated by paramedics. Continue reading Car Fire at Lydd “Suspicious”

Save Tilling Green Community Centre

Another Irreplaceable Rye Community Facility about to be Demolished

The following film “The Future of Tilling Green”, was made a few years ago when the Primary School on Mason Road was closed, the electrics and gas stripped out so it could not be used, and the building was boarded up waiting for an excuse for demolition.

This was the same underhand method that was used with the Ferry Road Primary School. It was abandoned and one building suffered an arson attack. This was used as an excuse to demolish the other buildings. ESCC failed miserably to find a buyer and the community was robbed of a fine site for a library and sports facilities. Continue reading Save Tilling Green Community Centre