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

Queen Mother Visits Rye 1980

A Rye & District Movie Society Film made of the visit of H M The Queen Mother to Rye in her position as Warden of the Cinque Ports.

It was July1980 and guns were forged and placed in the Gungarden for her inspection.

Movie Society stalwarts, Joan Camier, Robert De Croix, “Dickie” Dickenson, Fred Masters, Bert Osborne, Chris Turk and Jeffery Waters were the cameramen.  Continue reading Queen Mother Visits Rye 1980

Royal Visit to Rye in 1966

The Royal Visit was recorded by members of Rye & District Movie Society and is a record of the event which featured many local people.

The Royal Car in Market Street Approaching the Town Hall
The Royal Car in Market Street Approaching the Town Hall

“Rye’s Own” Archive Film – Released 13 September 2015

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The June 2012 Cover

The Years Get Shorter as One Gets Older.

A lifetime seems to get shorter as one gets older but look back over the years and time shrinks even faster. It seems like only yesterday when the children of Tilling Green celebrated the Coronation with a Fancy Dress Party in Mason Road after spending the day crowded round the very few b&w televisions that were available and watching the Crowning Ceremony. Continue reading The June 2012 Cover

400 Years Ago Today

400 years ago today    – – –  11th. August 1573

Oyez, oyez, oyez! The whole population of Rye has been in a ferment of excitement for the last three days starting with the arrival of Her Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth at the Postern Gate of the town—White Friars Hill by the new Conduit—at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday night 11th August until her departure for Ashford at 10 a.m. on Thursday morning, the 13th August, en route for Dover. Continue reading 400 Years Ago Today