”Street Cred’ was not measured by the latest ‘smart phone’ but who could get the largest inflated ‘inner tube’ …. Paul Vincent This publication has always been known for its high ‘nostalgia’ content. Why do our readers enjoy these articles, pictures and memories from the past? Continue reading When The World Was Younger
We youngsters turned our hands to anything for a bob, from killing rabbits to catching butterflies. There is nothing more different than a butterfly from a kicking bunny. Next door to us is now a pair of houses, but in those days it was two acres of market garden run by an old man who did gardening, woodcutting and rabbiting for a living. As he got older so he let his pals have a rod or two of garden. It was a good time to be alive. Continue reading Jimper’s Early Years Part Two
This publication has always been known for its high ‘nostalgia’ content. Why do our readers enjoy these articles, pictures and memories from the past?
Perhaps it is because they are reminded of their ‘halcyon days’ or could it just be that those less complicated times were better days to live through? Continue reading When the World was Younger
By Mick McGarry
This book might be described as the consummation of a love affair. I cannot remember when I first came to Rye, and have lost count of how many times I have returned. Now that I live in her sister ‘Ancient Towne’ Of Winchelsea it is as if I have never left this corner of Sussex where history has been fashioned, and which means so much to those who have discovered it. Continue reading Malcolm Saville
By Martin Blincow.
Rye Cricket Club is the oldest sporting institution in the town, and
one of the oldest Cricket Clubs in the world having been founded in
1754. The club started life playing at Camber Castle, before moving
to play on Gibbets Marsh. The arrival of the railway then forced
a second relocation in 1844 to the existing ground, The Rye Cricket
Salts. Continue reading Rye Cricket Club
Jimper’s Jottings March 2009
Follow your eyes and read on and you may think I have gone mad, or perhaps you, like me, cannot see the logic of it.
For four hundred years the land around Camber Castle had not been touched. Early in the 1900s man used the free draining earth for a golf course mowing the grass short and introducing the occasional bunker. Continue reading Am I Going Mad?
Marshlink Map of Local Railway System
The Mayor of Rye, Councillor Paul Osborne described the new Marshlink Map as “Excellent – even better than the one in the 1066 leaflet.” Continue reading Excellent Map
Outline plans for 8 apartments, 29 garages and 58 car parking spaces, on the two strips of land either side of the railway line west of Ferry Road between Ferry Road and the Mill and Cyprus pace and the River Tillingham, came up for approval at the Town Council Planning meeting on Monday 28 April. Continue reading Eight Apartments and Twenty- Nine Lock-Up Garages on Railway Land
By Arthur Woodgate
As a personal friend of Archibald Merdock Hatter, who was known by everybody as Joe Hatter (many Rye people are called by a name other than their right ones) I was always sure of some Rye Bay Shrimps. Now he is no more, the shrimps seem Continue reading Shrimps and Joe Hatter
By Eric Streeton.
Why is it that we are always wiser with hindsight? When I was growing up in the Post War Years I never knew what a lucky youngster I was, but on reflection, my friends and I enjoyed an unparalleled freedom that no generation has enjoyed since. How would I define Freedom? Continue reading Freedom