100k. Fun Run from Rye 2011

The Sun Shone on 118 Cyclists

On a beautiful autumn day (16 Oct) no less than 118 riders set off from the Rye Club on the Rotary Club’s 5th. Annual Fun Run.

Riders set off in groups to Town Crier Rex Swaine’s now famous line – “When I Ring my Bell – Go like Hell”.

The bell rang and off they went, to Camber, Lydd, Dymchurch, Hythe, Old Romney, Brookland, Appledore, Appledore Heath and then back to Rye via the Continue reading 100k. Fun Run from Rye 2011

The First Wind Turbine

The First Wind Turbine at Cheyne Court Farm

Rye’s Own July Supplement 2008

The first of the Wind Farm turbines are up Each one towers 370 feet above the ground, that’s twice the height of the existing pylons

A Fact Sheet records that the development site extends to very nearly one and a half square miles in two parishes. The concrete foundations for the turbines are well over 100 foot deep and the total amount of earth moved filled over 46,000 (forty six thousand) lorries. Continue reading The First Wind Turbine

Jimper’s Jottings

September, another year nearly gone; I always notice the years by the first of this month as duck shooting starts today, that is followed next month by the pheasants yet it seems only yesterday that the little ducklings were catching gnats on the surface of the water while mother duck fussed around trying to keep them together. Continue reading Jimper’s Jottings

The Final Two Years Of The War In Rye

The Conclusion of Clifford Bloomields Wartime Recollections from Jo@ Kirkhams Rye Memories Series

I am able to give my reader some idea of the events that we, in Rye, were witnessing as I should spend many an hour sitting on the flat shed roof in our garden – on the fine summer evenings and weekends of July and August 1944, waiting and watching for the guns to go into action – at times looking towards the gunsite beyond the end of the houses in our road, some 300 yards away. Continue reading The Final Two Years Of The War In Rye

The “Sprocket” Page

News and adventures of Rye Er District Wheelers Past and Present

Championship “25”

The Club Championship 25 Mile Time Trial took place in corporation with the V.T.T.A event based on Brookland on Sunday 7 September. Continue reading The “Sprocket” Page

Bingo Special

Bingo Special Put On By Local Television Business

J. E. Hollands & Sons, and held on the 7th January at the Congregational Hall was a great success. Well over three hundred people filled the top and bottom floors to Continue reading Bingo Special