16:30 – Parking restrictions apply to processional route.
18:30 – Vehicular access restrictions apply.
18:30 – Processional Route to be clear of all vehicles
19:50 – Loud maroon signals the start of the procession from Mason Road, Tilling Green Estate
The route is as follows – Ferry Road to the Crown Inn, turn left into Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, through Landgate Arch, Hilders Cliff (East Cliff) in to High Street, The Mint, turn right into Wish Ward, Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, left down Landgate, right into Bedford Place and on to the Bonfire site.
20:30 – The Chairing down of Rye Fawkes 2016 HRH Prince Rostislav R. Romanov III
20:45 – The Bonfire Lit by Rye Fawkes 2016
21:00 – Grand Fireworks Display
As a fitting finale to this year’s display, Rye Bonfire will belaunching ashes of two of its well loved members, John Izod and Jimper Sutton, in the last rocket! John and Jimper both sadly passed away this year, but listen carefully on the night for the sound of a couple of chuckles..
What a great Christmas Rye has got to look forward to. Carol Concert at St. Mary’s, Mother Christmas and her Elves, a Bucking Reindeer, Christmas Market, real Reindeer, Street Performances all round town and on the Town Hall Steps. Continue reading Ice Rink For Cinque Ports Street
It’s that time of year again. The Bonfire Boys Flag flies over The Landgate and preparations are being made for the annual invasion of the streets of Rye by pirates, witches, Kings and Queens, skeletons, wenches, Cavaliers and Roundheads. Continue reading Bonfire Magic
George Linney was one of the thousands of soldiers who were sent to France in ever increasing numbers during the Great War of 1914-18. Like many others he was billeted in a South East town while he awaited the dreaded orders to proceed to Folkestone or Dover on the way to the trenches. His story, unlike many others, did have a happy ending, he returned home with his life and had a long and eventful career on the Railways. Continue reading To The Trenches Via Rye and Folkeston
Many readers will remember Longs the Bakers in the High Street. They had a small cafe on the first floor. It was a popular meeting place in World War Two and despite the strict rationing there was always a cup of tea and a cake of some sort to enjoy. Continue reading Meet You In Longs