Puzzle for Today Number Four

How many of these old Ryers do you recognise?

A few clues – They left school in the 1950’s

Most were born before the war

Some spent most of their lives in America

One is a well known Rye potter

One played soccer at a good standard

Rye’s Own Bulletin Monday  23 October 2017

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Massive Model Railway Show steaming into Rye

More Layouts

Details of the Massive Model Railway Show steaming into town!
You’re invited to make tracks to a model railway show in Rye on Saturday 29th April 2017. The first one in Rye in over 20 years and is tip to be the largest in Sussex.

The event is being held 10am – 4.30pm at Rye College, The Grove, Rye East Sussex.

More than 20 model railway layouts, along with a number of trade stands, will be on show in a variety of scales from tiny Z gauge to O Gauge.

Model Railway

 

The exhibition is being supported by clubs and modellers from around the South East, with layouts including:

  • Sewel, based on the Rye & Camber tramway.
  • Ville a la Campagne, a quiet French country town.
  • Volks Railway, based on the tramway in Brighton.
  • Cement Works, an industrial scene of a cement works.
  • Sewel, based on the Harvey Brewery in Lewes and a barge from Rye Harbour.
  • South Cement Works, an industrial scene of a cement works with much inspiration taken from various in the South East.
  • Cato Pass, a Sci Fi layout based in space.
  • Volks Railway, based on the railway on Brighton sea front.
  • Morton Stanley, featured in April edition of the RM.
  • Shoreditch, based on the London station.
There’s free parking on-site at the school. There is a small admission. Rye has a very strong railway heritage, especially with the Rye and Camber Tramway.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Monday 27 March 2017

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Rye Characters of the 1960s

All the best people live in Rye

Some of the great Rye Characters from the 1960s – Some still with us – others gone but never forgotten.

Football teams, scouts, Cyclists, mayoring money, banquet at The George.

 

Mayoring Day Rye 1968

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Challenge for Today

Who are these people?

Rye’s Own likes to do a bit of ‘brain picking’ everyday. This is your challenge for Monday 20 February 2017.

This seems to be a photograph of a float in a pre- 1970 Bonfire Parade at Rye.

Can anyone identify even one of the people having such a good time, or the year?

Mystery Float in Rye Bonfire Parade
Mystery Float in Rye Bonfire Parade

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50 Years Ago HM The Queen and Prince Philip Visited Rye

28 October 1966

50 Years ago, on October 28th 1966 an event of almost unprecedented importance happened in the Ancient Cinque Port Town of Rye—Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, paid an official visit to the ancient borough.On Bannisters Corner

At noon on that historic day the people of Rye, stood at the memorial in the churchyard and watched the Queen talking and smiling happily with John Button and Alderman Hacking,  it was as though there was a contact between that radiant person and everyone around her. This was our Queen. not a picture on a stamp or a profile on a coin, but a real and wonderful person—here in Rye. Continue reading 50 Years Ago HM The Queen and Prince Philip Visited Rye

When Cinque Ports Street was Two-Way

Broken Down Lorry Causes Traffic Chaos

A broken down lorry, when Cinque Ports Street was 2-way, causes havoc in Rye one Saturday morning. This film was made around 1963

A 1963  Rye’s Own Archive Film released Monday 6 June 2016

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