The New Mayor of Rye – Video

The new Mayor of Rye, Councillor Jonathan Breeds.

A video

of some of the proceedings at the Town Hall on the occasion of the inauguration of Councillor Jonathan Breeds as Mayor of the Ancient Town of Rye.

Many pictures of this colourful event will appear in the June Issue of “Rye’s Own” Continue reading The New Mayor of Rye – Video

Rye Councillor and Artist Dies

Another Character Lost to the Town

By Jim Hollands

It is with a heavy heart I have to report the death of yet another great Rye Character.

Bonfire Auction John Izod 'Posh Porter'
 John Izod 

Councillor John Izod has been a great supporter of Rye and Rye’s Own over the years. He has provided the magazine with hundreds of drawings and cartoons and left a legacy of his own, very distinctive art work for future generations to enjoy.

 

Continue reading Rye Councillor and Artist Dies

Rye’s Own’s Christmas Special

 

Have a Wonderful Christmas

2015 has been a tough year but there have been many events in Rye that we can celebrate.

The Maritime Festival was one of the best ever and the Rye Arts Festival was another roaring Success.

The Christmas Festival was an amazing spectacle that surpassed the dreams of Continue reading Rye’s Own’s Christmas Special

Vanishing Mayor Mystery

 

Where did he Go?

The July issue has more answers to the vanishing Mayor Mystery.

Where did he go in 1940?

What happened to his wife Mary and their four children after they left Tower House?

What was the Wartime job that forced him to leave Rye and eventually give up in the mid term of the Mayoral Year. Continue reading Vanishing Mayor Mystery

The George Marsden Affair

By The Editor

Four years ago I was intrigued by Arthur Woodgate’s recollection of the 1937-40 Mayor of Rye, George Marsden. The mystery surrounding where he came from and where he went in 1940 have haunted me since Arthur first told me about George Marsden’s Mayoralty so I decided I must delve deeper. Continue reading The George Marsden Affair

The Anchor is Safe

The Heritage Centre Anchor is quite safe

Rye Town Clerk, Richard Farhall tells us

“The timber needed to be replaced but the Environment Agency A has a policy of not using hardwood so there was a delay while a reclaimed source could be found. Then the EA’s carpenter was off. He is back now but there are certain activities he can no longer easily do – and so volunteers are helping. A soon as I have a return date I will let everyone know”.

 

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The New Mayor of Rye

The New Mayor of Rye & Speaker of the Cinque Ports

Inauguration Speech

The first time I stood in this Chamber I was just seventeen and I had recently been crowned Miss Rye.

The Carnival Queen – really. I remember being shown around by Percy Sherwood who was the Town Crier at that time, and I remember being almost overwhelmed with awe at the magnificence of the building, the sense of history and of greatness. I remember feeling very proud and very privileged. Continue reading The New Mayor of Rye