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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Hugh is Open for Business

Hugh is Down but Not Out

Hugh Sutton’s well loved little shop on the Winchelsea Beach road, was all but demolished by a car that drove into the side and out through the back at 12.30 am on Tuesday morning. Stock and shelving was destroyed and the building itself was left in danger of collapsing altogether.

Hugh, who has worked this shop for as long as most people can remember, was determined not to let his many customers down and immediately set about getting up and running again. Continue reading Hugh is Open for Business

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

Continue reading Rye Characters of the 1960s

Peter Robert Dee MBE

 

11th February 1927 to 1st February 2017

Early Life

Peter was born in Herne Bay, Kent to Richard George James Dee and Herminie Anna Hilda Dee (nee Wedge). He had one older brother, Denis.

They moved to Rye in about 1932 and initially lived in one of the pre-fabricated cottages in West Undercliffe, opposite the water pumping station. They moved to Udimore Road in 1936 and Peter lived in the same house for the rest of his life.

Peter attended the Freda Gardham Secondary Modern School in New Road until he left aged about 14. Peter, his mother and Denis were evacuated during the war, but were only away for 8 weeks as they missed Rye too much. At school he received the cane once. King George V and Queen Mary visited Rye and the Headmaster had forbidden any pupils to go and see them. However Peter and a couple of his mates thought this was too good an opportunity to miss and slipped Continue reading Peter Robert Dee MBE

Rye Characters of the Present Number Three – Eric Bourne

Eric Bourne – The Transport Expert

Eric Bourne is one of Rye’s present day characters. He is as well known in Rye as his father and grandfather before him. One of the toughest business men in the town for many years, he, with the help of brother Roy, transformed the four vehicle removal company into the massive International Movers, employing over 100 people, that it is today. Continue reading Rye Characters of the Present Number Three – Eric Bourne

The Kettle O’ Fish and Jimper Support Memorial Care Centre

An endless stream of diners partook of a special Fish and Chip Supper at the brand new Kettle O’Fish Restaurant on Saturday 27 March. The event raised a grand total of over £500 for the benefit of the Memorial Care Centre at Rye. Continue reading The Kettle O’ Fish and Jimper Support Memorial Care Centre

FAMOUS LIVING CHARACTERS OF RYE

New Series for Rye’s Own News

Rye’s Own is packed full with Rye Characters every month. But to give a taste of the variety of characters and personalities hiding round every corner we are doing a regular ongoing feature in RYE OWN NEWS.

Look out Bernard’s about

Number One ………….. Bernard Clark

Bernard The Film Star
Bernard The Film Star

Bernard Stars in a film from the Rye’s Own Archive. It’s called ‘Bernard’s Nightmare’ but the fact is, the nightmare is for those who watch. Continue reading FAMOUS LIVING CHARACTERS OF RYE

Anita Harris in March Rye’s Own

Carry on Crew at Camber in the 1960’s

Anita Harris, the popular songstress who is still performing at theatres and on television up to the present time, was at Camber Sands in 1967 with the ‘Carry On Crew’ filming “Follow that Camel” Continue reading Anita Harris in March Rye’s Own