Saturday 6 April 1907

Easter Holidays – A Festival of Sunshine – Many Visitors

Beautiful sunshine and serene atmosphere favoured the holidays throughout. Commencing with Good Friday, the sun soon manifested its genial effects, and from early morn until the fall of the shades of evening visitors from neighbouring towns and residents were enjoying the picturesque sunlit walks in the immediate neighbourhood of Rye. At night the moon rose at its full, and both country and town looked exceedingly beautiful under the silver glow.

From the bustling Metropolis came a good number to seek rest in the healthful quietude of Rye and Winchelsea. A number of visitors from over the “Silver streak” also patronised the Ancient Town.

St. Mary's Church Rye 1907

Motor cars and coaches were fairly numerous, but on the whole, throughout Eastertide there was an absence of the noise and clamour which, as a rule, characterise the holidays in other resorts. Cyclists were plentiful, but suffered in consequence of the dust-raising motor traffic along the highway, though the weather itself was ideal for cycling. Many visitors abjured the attractions of the town for the delights of picturesque rural lanes, and returned home laden with clusters of yellow, white and blue flowers of Spring.

Golfers had a fine time on the bracing and health-giving Camber sandhills, where the golf links are situated, in competing for various trophies. The football encounters on Bank Holiday drew a record attendance at the Town Salts.

As for the Rye and district places of worship, these were tastefully decorated on Easter Sunday, and the services were on the whole, well attended. The Rye Salvationists carried on a successful Easter campaign, and were assisted by that excellent combination, the Chartham Salvation Army Brass Band.

From the April 1967 Issue of “Rye’s Own”

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