Rye Girl in Beauty Final

 Sandra is off to Minehead for the Final

On the 15th October local girl Sandra Kewell of Lea Avenue, a pretty seventeen years old, lined up before the judges at the area final of the Butlin’s Princess Competition held at the holiday camp Minehead in Somerset. Continue reading Rye Girl in Beauty Final

Edwin Thomas Rhodes 1847 – 1930

Obituary of Edwin Thomas Rhodes 1847 – 1930

Rye has lost a member of one of her oldest families in the death of Edwin Thomas Rhodes, which occurred at his home, 1, Landgate Square on Saturday afternoon. The Rhodes family have been known and respected in Rye since the 18th Century. They at one time held a large amount of land at Rye Hill but later became a fishing family. Mr. Rhodes, who was 83 was well known in the neighbourhood as a long-shore fisherman. For the past two years he has been confined to his bed but visits from his many friends were frequent and regular. Continue reading Edwin Thomas Rhodes 1847 – 1930