Rye Films Available on Rye’s Own Website

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Rye Carnival Queen Selection 1972

Rye Carnival Queen selection at the Oasis Club. Organised by Rye & Rother Valley Rotary Club

Sea Cadets Canoe Race at Rye 1968

A film made in 1968 – Rye Sea Cadets take on Sea Cadets from the area in a canoe race from Rye Fishmarket, taking in the River Rother and a transitition to the Military Canal

Procession of Witness Rye 1961

Easter 1961 – All Rye Churches march together to the Regent Cinema in a Procession of Witness.

Rye Horse Show 1961

A silent film covering many aspects of the show held at Gateborough Farm on 24 August 1961

Rye Remembers 2015

2015 Remembrance Day Parade in Rye East Sussex.

Wheelers Tuesday Run 2015

A short piece of film taken at Appledore Bridge 2015

Swan Lake 1964

Swan Lake. Taken at Winchelsea Beach 1964

Robbie’s Birthday 1972

Spice baby

ESCA Hardriders 1964

Rye Wheelers in action on Sussex Roads

Woolies & Fire Brigade Party 1963

When the Firemen and Woolies staff get together for a party sparks fly

Carnival Appeal Film 1964

Shows action from earlier Rye Sports Meetings

We’ll Meet Again

Performers at the 2014 War & Peace Revival Open Day

Pack Up You Troubles

Performers at the 2014 War & Peace Revival Open Day

Preston Park Cycle Track 1962

Preston Park Brighton – A very brief climpse of cycle racing at a Wednesday evening track meeting

The Ewe & Lamb Sprint 1960

Some of the greats from local cycling can be seen at the traditional January event that was sadly discontinued many years ago.


The Catford Hill Climb was the first cycle racing event to be staged in England. It takes place to this very day.

Beating the Bounds 1982

A traditional event that has it’s roots in Medieval times. Very rarely exercised.

Rye Town Walk

Movie Society Member Jeffrey Waters made this beautiful little film

The Heart of Rye

Another Jeffrey Waters influenced film.

The Queen Mother’s Visit to Rye 1980

The Queen Mother visits Rye in her capacity of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports

A Ticket From Rye

The Faithful Traffic Warden


Heather takes a Quick Look Around the Town

Robert on Fishing

A Rye Fisherman Explains to Primary Pupils What the Life of a Fisherman Entails

Election 67

The 1967 Rye Borough Council Elections

Tilling Green School

A film made by the community to get the Tilling Green School opened for use as a Community Centre

City of Angels

Party Clip

Rye Wheelers 100 Mile Championship

The Rye Wheelers 100 Mile Championship of 2006 incorporated in the ESCA event.


Trafalgar Commemoration celebrations in Rye

A local Point to Point in 1962

That’s all we know about it

Graham’s Way

The opening of the Cycle / Footway between Rye & Rye Harbour 15 September 2015

Bernard’s Nightmare

A Silent Film made in an afternoon – Needs piano accompaniment.

Hythe Venetian Fete 1962

An old film of the 1962 Hythe Venetian Fete

Celebrity Cricket Match at Winchelsea

Celebrity Cricket Match at Winchelsea featuring Miriam Karlin, best known for her role as Paddy in The Rag Trade, on the microphone.

Hastings Boat Returns to Harbour

Beach landing for Hastings Fishing Boat – Very poor quality film but will have interest for Hastings fishermen c.1962

The Royal Visit 1966

Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh paid an official visit to Rye in 1966. This was a film made by Rye & District Movie Society.

The Boxing Day Hunt 1967

The Boxing Day Hunt at the Peace and Plenty 1967


Football Match between Iden Ladies and Eastbourne Ladies in 1969


The Lower Divisions Cup Final 1969 – Iden F C V Brede F C at Rye Salts

Christine Turnbull’s Balloon Flight from Rye 1967

Christine Turnbull’s Hot Air Flight from The Salts Rye to France.

Rye Carnival 1974 Part Six

This final part of the 1974 Rye Carnival includes the Tug of War and presentations

Rye Carnival 1974 Part Five

The Obstacle Event, in which Rye Athletic F C seem to be heavily involved, a Dog Show and Children’s novelty events on The Salts

Match of the Day 1967

Udimore V Flimwell. Hastings League Three. 1967 Season

Rye Carnival 1974 Part Four

The Carnival moves down onto The Salts for sporting events and novelty spectaculars

Rye Carnival 1974 Part Three

More from the 1974 Carnival

Rye Carnival 1974 Part Two

The 1974 Carnival progresses through Cinque Ports Street and under the Historic Landgate

Rye Carnival 1974 Part one

Rye Carnival 1974 – By Rye Movie Society – Many hundreds of local people are featured in this film Part One – Tilling Green Assembly Point. The Carnival Procession sets off for Rye

Rye Bonfire 1962

Old “Rye’s Own” Archive Film – Rye Bonfire 1962. Includes The Bonfire Boy’s Song – Written by Frank Taylor. The original Fire Breathing Dragon and the Hollands Television Float “Locomotion”Sandra Kewell, Helina Greginska and Suzanne Oliver.

The Bentley at the Mermaid

In 1962 J E Hollands & Sons the Rye Television firm won a Bentley Open Tourer in an RGD Television Sales Competition. One of their customers had the value of the Bentley, which at that time was £1,500 and the firm won a further £1,000 for their efforts. These are pictures of the prize presentation at The Mermaid. One of the Davie Brothers from Davie’s Taxi’s was the driver.


The 2015 Event went ahead despite a dire weather forecast. The rain passed before the event started and a great afternoon’s racing was had before the weather closed in again. All races were completed Well done to all the organisers and racers who put on such a fine show.

Fun Fair Rye 1963

The Fun Fair at Rye around 1963 – Many local people enjoying an evening out.

Hastings Carnival 1969

This old 8mm cine film of Hastings Carnival was made in 1969. It is a precious record of local characters who took part in the procession. “Rye’s Own” took the film because the 1969 Miss Rye’s Own, Frederica Barwood,was invited to take part in the Parade. Frederica was driven in the procession in a Jaguar Sports car owned by Robert Hollands.

The Bentley

The Rye Television business of J. E. Hollands & Sons won this wonderful old Bentley in a television sales competition in 1964. One of their customers also won the equivalent value of the car £1,500

Rye Athletic at Rye Sports

Rye Athletic Football Club was formed by Terry Lane and Terry Spencer was player / Manager. This film shows the team playing in a six – a – side competition arranged on August Bank Holiday Monday 1969

Albert Hinds Launches the Little Robert

Albert Hinds of Hinds Timber Yard Rye launches the ‘Little Robert’ at Harry Phillips’ Boat Yard Rock Channel. The clinker built boat, built by Robert Hollands and named after his baby son.

Rye Remembrance Parade

Does anyone know when this Rye Remembrance Parade was? The mayor should give you a clue!

Fishing from Rye in the 1960s

This footage has been taken from an old cine film shot in the 1960s. Shows the fisherman of the day working on their boats Rye Fishmarket.