Summer Show

Mayor Opens Bonfire Society Summer Show

The Rye Bonfire Society’s Summer Show held at Rye Market on the 18th July

Jimper with Mayor Philpott
Jimper with Mayor Philpott proved an outstanding success.

An estimated crowd of 500 – 600 attended and heard the Mayor of Rye Councillor Mrs. Elsie Philpott.. open the proceedings.

One of the main events of the afternoon was the crowning of the, 1970 Miss Rye’s Own. 17 year old Miss Barbara Newman, by the Mayor.

Later the Mayor and Miss Rye’s Own toured the twenty or so stalls and side shows and spoke with the operators.

Miss Ryes Own 1970
Miss Ryes Own 1970

Another big attraction was the Baby Show, judged by actor Geoffrey Chater (A former Rye Fawkes)..Mrs. Chater and Mrs. Dorothy King. Baby winners were Joanne Allan. Maria Morris and Alison Ham.

25 Dogs competed in an open Dog Show.

Seven Team Put, For Cup

Later in the day on the Fair Salts a Tug-Of-War contest, between seven teams from Sussex and Kent. drew another large crowd. The winners, Wittersham. took home the magnificent trophy kindly donated to the Society by David Sharp.

The profit. on the days event realised about £80. This money will go towards the running of the 1970 Rye Fawkes Celebrations which take place on Saturday 31 October.

Tug of War at Summer Show
Tug of War at Summer Show

From the August 1970 issue of Rye’s Own

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