The Memorial service for Peter Dee MBE will be on Wednesday 8th February at St. Mary’s Church, Rye at 11.30am, followed by the wake at River Haven. All are welcome. If anyone would like to make donation to the Royal Air Forces Association and St Mary’s church, two enterprises close to his heart, then please send to Ellis Bros, Funeral Directors, The Old Fire Station, 3 Ferry Road, Rye, TN31 7DJ. Continue reading Memorial Service For Peter Dee MBE. 1927-2017
It is with a heavy heart I have to report the death of yet another great Rye Character.
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.
It is with great sadness I report the news that Roger Breeds, former Mayor of Rye, has died.
Roger was a supporter of “Rye’s Own”. He regarded himself as a Ryer and so he was, for he is a direct line descendant of another Breeds who was Mayor of Rye in 1560 and 1569 also Member of Parliament for Rye from 1563 to 1572 in the days Continue reading Roger Breeds
It seemed that the whole of Tilling Green from the 1950’s and 60’s had turned up at Playden Church for the funeral of one of Rye’s unsung heroes. There were faces there I had not seen for 50 years or more. They came to pay respects to a very talented man. Continue reading David Smeed
Rusty Ellis passed away in her sleep, in her own own home, during her 101st year following a short illness. She was born in Bedfordshire before the start of WW1. Rusty was born Bessy Keech in Cardington near Bedford on the day that Florence Nightingale died. Two of the songs of the day were “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” and The Ballad of Casey Jones. Continue reading Bessie Sylvia (Rusty) Ellis nee Keetch