Seven riders made up the group for a recent Tuesday afternoon ‘gentle ride’ through the lanes of Romney Marsh from Appledore Bridge via Newchurch to Ham Street, where they mad a bee-line for the Cosy Kettle at the Lantern Building in The Street for refreshments.
The ride back to Appledore, through more lanes, totalled another eight miles on the fifteen ridden before the refreshment stop so a total of 23 miles was comfortable enough for riders of any standard.
Come and join us at 12 Noon Appledore Bridge on any Tuesday. Good fun for everyone with a bonus of fitness and weight loss. Very little traffic on these Rye Wheeler routes and the sun always shines on Tuesday afternoons.
Two sentenced to five years for Hastings street attack
Two 21-year old men have each been sentenced to five years imprisonment for a vicious late night street attack in Hastings town centre two years ago.
Conor Hodge (pictured left), unemployed, of Priory Road, Hastings, and Jason Easton (pictured right), a student, of Lullington Close, Bexhill, were sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday 3 March having been convicted of grievous bodily harm, at the same court on 16 January. Continue reading Five Year Sentences Each for Hastings Street Attack
Reports are coming in of obstacles and branches littering the road from Brenzett to New Romney. Several cars with buckled wheels due to hitting large branches etc. blown onto the road by the storm.
There is a lot of standing water on many roads in the area
Power cuts reported in Ivychurch and Dengemarsh
Beatrice Cloake from Hythe area reports : Today Angus is battering the coast. We have had little sleep. Plenty of bangs during the night. I wonder which kind of damages there will be!!! Hope my friends are alright!
Wind gust of 97mph reported in English Channel
Vince Winter reports: Been a very rough night in Hornstreet Village. Currently the road is shut to traffic due to power lines down. In Hornstreet power and phone come off poles on the roadside. Police blocking the road at the moment. Happy to say we still have electrics to make a good cup of tea… Keep safe peeps
16:30 – Parking restrictions apply to processional route.
18:30 – Vehicular access restrictions apply.
18:30 – Processional Route to be clear of all vehicles
19:50 – Loud maroon signals the start of the procession from Mason Road, Tilling Green Estate
The route is as follows – Ferry Road to the Crown Inn, turn left into Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, through Landgate Arch, Hilders Cliff (East Cliff) in to High Street, The Mint, turn right into Wish Ward, Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, left down Landgate, right into Bedford Place and on to the Bonfire site.
20:30 – The Chairing down of Rye Fawkes 2016 HRH Prince Rostislav R. Romanov III
20:45 – The Bonfire Lit by Rye Fawkes 2016
21:00 – Grand Fireworks Display
As a fitting finale to this year’s display, Rye Bonfire will belaunching ashes of two of its well loved members, John Izod and Jimper Sutton, in the last rocket! John and Jimper both sadly passed away this year, but listen carefully on the night for the sound of a couple of chuckles..
Jimper Sutton, our number One contributor since 1966, died just about the time the July Issue of “Rye’s Own” reached the printing press. Too late for even a mention of his sad passing to be recorded in this issue but there are some of his stories included. Continue reading Rye’s Own – July 2016
It is with a very heavy heart I have to report the death of my great friend and one of “Rye’s Own’s” finest contributors.
Jimper has been writing for the magazine almost from the very start in 1965. His knowledge of country matters and fearless contributions on almost any topic have made him one of the most popular Rye Characters over many, many years. Continue reading Jimper