Rye’s Own’s Christmas Special


Have a Wonderful Christmas

2015 has been a tough year but there have been many events in Rye that we can celebrate.

The Maritime Festival was one of the best ever and the Rye Arts Festival was another roaring Success.

The Christmas Festival was an amazing spectacle that surpassed the dreams of Continue reading Rye’s Own’s Christmas Special

Film – Rye Remembers 2015

Remembrance Day Parade – Sunday 8 November 2015

The Maroon exploded over Rye at 11 am. and people waiting around the War Memorial in the Churchyard for the Service of Remembrance in St. Mary’s to finish, fell silent in Pump Street and Church Square. All that could be heard were the cries of seagulls that had been frightened off the Church roof by the maroon. The silence lasted two minutes, until a second explosion marked the end of the allotted time. Continue reading Film – Rye Remembers 2015

Rye Flood Threat

By Anthony Kimber PhD MSe

From “Rye’s Own” April 2011 issue

“Following the 2007 nationwide flooding, the Government conducted a major review, which resulted in a series of recommendations. One of these was that there should be a national exercise to improve the preparedness of communities at risk of flooding. Exercise WATERMARK was planned by DEFRA to run in early March. Some 80 communities took part, with Rye, at the confluence of three rivers and close to the coast, holding a table-top exercise in Rye Town Hall during the morning of 5 March. Continue reading Rye Flood Threat


Rye Harbour District Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution

By Anthony Kimber

The Royal National Lifeboat Institute has provided the lifeboat service for some 175 years. It has always been a voluntary service funded entirely by public subscription and collection. Continue reading Lifeboats