John Izod Memorial Service

He Loved Rye and Rye Loved Him

St Mary’s Church was packed for the John Izod Memorial Service at 11 am. today (Wednesday 6 May).  John’s early years were recalled by his younger brother Andrew and recalled John’s life from childhood, wartime years, education, army life and adventures in Canada.

Bonfire Auction John Izod
Bonfire Auction John Izod

Councillor Ian Potter covered John’s time in Rye, the many  friends he made here, the numerous town activities he was involve in, including being a Town Continue reading John Izod Memorial Service

Thank You Reader, Advertisers and Newsagents for Your Support

Happy New Year to all Readers, Advertisers and Newsagents

As Rye’s Own moves into another year we thank all our advertisers, readers and newsagents for the support they have given us through 2015. Without them hard copy versions of the magazine would not be possible. Continue reading Thank You Reader, Advertisers and Newsagents for Your Support

Amazing Day for Rye St. John

On Saturday 18 December Julie and Neville Bettley of Rye St. John Ambulance stood in open mouth amazement as Reg Walker, Charity Steward of the Rye Masonic Wellington Lodge, announced that “He who laughs last, laughs longest” and revealed a donation of £13,750 to the Ambulance Appeal.

Julie Bettley told me afterwards that they had been expecting a couple of hundred pounds and were absolutely staggered when the amount was announced. Neville told of the relief he felt that this would cover the outstanding sum required by March when the new ambulance would be delivered Continue reading Amazing Day for Rye St. John

Robin Hood Bonfire 2002

Robin Hood Bonfire Society’s November Fifth Celebrations Bring Year of Activity and Success to Colourful Climax

The village of Icklesham, three miles from Rye, must be one of the most active communities in the country. They have always been hot on Soccer and Cricket at Icklesham, running three soccer teams for many of the past 50 seasons and having an active Cricket Club that has proved the equal of many of their peers over the years. Continue reading Robin Hood Bonfire 2002