These pictures of Rye’s Own’s longest standing correspondent, Jimper
Sutton, turned up the other day. They are typical of the 1960’s and
illustrate a much slower kind of life lived at that time.
Jimper and a cricketing friend coming up the Rother after a successful days fishing off Dungeness.
Jimper is seen in his best deerstalker accompanying the Mayor of
Rye Councillor Mrs. Phillpot at a Bonfire Boys money raising event
in the Cattle Market (1967). Above, in this column, Jimper is out
duck shooting on the Medway.
Finally, at the foot of the page, Jimper lines up with other wildlife
preservation people to greet H.R.H. Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Immediately behind Price Phillip can be seen Dr. Beeching, notorious
for the Beeching Axe which he used to decimate a large portion of
British Railways. Rye was on his list, but thanks to a massive protest
group, the Primrose line was reprieved and lives on till this day.
From Rye’s Own April 2004
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