Rye’s Mayor in The Stocks

The new Mayor of Rye Shaun Rogers took his turn in the stocks on Bank Holiday Monday, helping to raise over £140 towards the restoration of The Women’s Tower project.

‘Barmen in the Stocks’ was one of many Jubilee celebrations to take place around the town – brave barmen from many of the town’s public houses took turns to be placed in the stocks at The Ypres Castle Inn and were then pelted with wet sponges by a very enthusiastic audience.

Jon Laurie, landlord at The Ypres Castle Inn, said, “We were absolutely delighted when Shaun agreed to be put in the stocks. All the barmen did a fantastic job and all got thoroughly soaked. It really shows how Rye will put its shoulder to the wheel for a good cause.”

The event was such a success that, despite the bad weather, it was repeated on Jubilee Tuesday, to the accompaniment of The Sussex Brass Band who were performing in the Beer Garden at The Ypres.

Sussex Brass
Sussex Brass

Special thanks go to Simon and Charlie from The Standard, Ben and Jonny from The Queen’s Head, Ash from The Crown and Jon from The Ypres Castle, who also organised the event.

‘Barmen in the Stocks’ is a new event, organised by The Ypres Castle Inn. They hope to hold the event annually, raising money for good causes. This year it complemented their barbecue and outdoor Paella, alongside live events including the well-attended performance by The Sussex Brass Band, held in the garden to celebrate The Diamond Jubilee on Bank Holiday Monday 4th June 2012.

Rye’s Own July 2012

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