For those that were unable to attend the Memorial Service here is Gary Bourn’s Tribute to his Dad
Michael, Mick, Mike, Ernie, Mick the Milk, Mr Bourn, Sub Officer Bourn and even Russ Abbott are some of the names you have known my Dad by – His actual name was George Michael Albert – but to make this easy for me to do, and as he was mine, I will refer to him simply as “Dad”.
Dad was born on the 16 August 1938. He was Ethel and Franks, aka Pop-Pop’s, third child and only son and a little brother for his sisters Audrey and Margaret. They all grew up in the family home at number 4 Richmond Villas or as we know it 17 Rope Walk. Continue reading My Dad – Gary Bourn’s Tribute
THE RYE TEAM WHO WERE NEVER BEATEN.
There can be few football teams in the country who can claim they were never beaten, but sixty years ago a Rye side, only in existence for one season, never lost a match out of the 25 games played. They won the League and Cup Double and the lads owed it all to a teacher. Continue reading Rye Team Never Beaten
The recent article by Rex Swain featuring the life and death of Tony Cager prompted me to search out a photo of the Rye Boys Club gym section, taken in the Mermaid Street School Headquarters, probably in the very early 1960’s. Continue reading Pen & Ink Feb 2007
In Living Memory
A Vignette of Local Interest
by Clifford Jordan
Members of the Gymnasium Team of the Rye Boys Club, Mermaid Street, seen giving a display in the grounds of the Rye Grammar School in the 1960’s. The instructors were Bob Vincent and Reg Sherwood in the picture, and Brian Booth. Continue reading From February 2001
Mayoress presents the Prizes
The Mayor and Mayoress, Alderman and Mrs. W. J. Hacking, were the guests of the Rye British Legion Club on the occasion of the club’s 1966 Prize Presentation held at their Headquarters in Eagle Road, The Mayoress, speaking to the many members and friends present for this important event, spoke of the pleasure it gave her to attend and present the many trophies and prizes, “This is the first opportunity I have had of visiting your club and I would like to say how very impressed I am with the comforts which you have achieved. When I look around and see how nice it all is, it is no surprise to learn that your membership is as high Continue reading Rye British Legion Club 1966 Prize Presentation 1966