Rye’s Own – July 2016

Contents for July 2016 Issue


Jimper in Recent Years
Jimper Sutton

Jimper Sutton, our number One contributor since 1966, died just about the time the July Issue of “Rye’s Own” reached the printing press. Too late for even a mention of his sad passing to be recorded in this issue but there are some of his stories included.

Next month (August Issue) will include an eight page feature on this, the most remarkable and unique Rye character of our time. Known to everyone who lives in the town and for miles around, he will leave a gap in our community that truly will never be filled.

His funeral, at St. Mary’s Church Rye, will be a most spectacular send off. His Cortege will be led, from the Landgate Tower to the Church by Bonfire Drummers and members of Bonfire Societies from all over Sussex will join Rye members in Bonfire dress.





A Trip on Balmoral

Almost 400 people sailed with MV Balmoral when she embarked from Rye Harbour to Tower Bridge. Lots of pictures in July issue.

The Return of SAP 201

Rye’s Famous Fire Engine Comes Home. Bob Rogers, who went on many shouts with SAP 201 in the 1960’s was there to see her delivered back to Rye for restoration. Full story, pictures and history of a fine servant of Rye.

Bob Rogers
Bob Rogers

War & Peace Show

The forth War & Peace Revival event takes place at the old Folkestone Racecourse near Hythe this month. Preview and many pictures of previous events to whet your appetite.



More Jimper Stories

Back to School in 1982

Rye To Have a Soccer Team Again

Great Results at Rye Sale

Big Month for Rye Wheelers

From Star Lock to Iden Lock

Balloon History Made at Rye

New Life for Old Rye School

The Shops of Old Rye

News – Pictures – Nostalgia – Rye comes alive in the pages of Rye’s Own

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Rye’s Own July 2016