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50 Years ago “Rye’s Own” was a fast selling local publication that captured the hearts of many Ryer’s – Some of our original readers from those far off times still enjoy their monthly fix in today’s, vastly changed world. Continue reading Rye’s Own April 1966 – Free Electronic Copy
An open letter to all those interested in, or connected with, the Lion Street Adult Education Centre.
I have been encouraged by a number of people from Rye to make a statement explaining the College’s position over the Lion Street Centre and the current proposals for its future. Continue reading The Lion Street School
Geoff Goldfinch, a third generation Ryer and local builder is not laying bricks this month. He is recovering along with his daughter Carla to whom he has donated one of his kidneys. Continue reading Thanks Dad
First Published in the November 2003 Issue of “Rye’s Own”
The old Lion Street School, now the home of the Rye Library and Further Education Centre, has a question mark hanging over it’s future existence.There are proposals for the Library to be re-sited in a new building on the old Central Garage site, there are also plans for moving some of the educational facilities to this new building.
Continue reading The Very Heart of Rye
Memories of the Central Garage by Gwynneth Harper
I noticed with interest the plans for a new library on the old Central Garage site.It seems that we shall soon see a new library rising from the space in Cinque Ports Street of the demolishing of what remained of the old Central Garage.I have a particular interest in this venture I do hope I shall last out to see it opened. I was born in the flat above the Garage in 1926, 77 years ago, and lived there until 1938 when we moved to Iden. My father Donald Hughes was the foreman at Central Garage hence our occupation of the flat.
Continue reading Memories of the Central Garage
Rye’s Own May 2001
The controversy currently raging about the possible demise of the Lion Street School Buildings, re-sighting the Library in rented accommodation at the old garage in Cinque Ports Street and the new use of the Ferry Road School site may Continue reading F E Centre, Garage & Ferry Road School
Regular readers of “Rye’s Own” will know how this magazine has always fought for keeping community assets for the use of Ryer’s, often against great pressure and determination of elected and unelected bodies who have had ‘other plans’ for our precious land and buildings. Continue reading Lion Street School Saved