Kelvin Leaves Rye Harbour on 900 mile bike ride

Amateur cyclist Kelvin Pawsey, son of David Pawsey (Town Hall Keeper) and Sandra Pawsey (who organised the Garden Safari’s for the Hospice) embarked on his two-wheeled charity adventure of the year when he set off from Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station on Sunday 1 August. Continue reading Kelvin Leaves Rye Harbour on 900 mile bike ride

Battle of the Somme

Rye’s Own has always been keen to encourage local writers, artists and photographers. Last month we featured the remarkable story of Nick Turner. Less than a year ago his reading and writing abilities were those of a five year old, mainly due to the fact that he suffered from undiagnosed ‘word blindness’ (dyslexia). Continue reading Battle of the Somme

60 Years On

VE Celebrations are Remembered The heroes of the Second World War donned their medals and paraded through the streets of Rye to mark the sixtieth year since Victory was declared in Europe. Continue reading 60 Years On

VE Day in RYE 8 May 2045

By David Pawsey

On May 8 sixty years ago the War in Europe came to a close and the population of Rye, who had been in the front line since War was declared on 3 September 1939, celebrated the news with impromptu parties and the hoisting of flags and draping of bunting across the streets. This, the most famous picture taken in Rye during the War, shows the Rye Home Guard on parade through Landgate. Taken in 1940, at the height of the invasion scare it reflects the determination that these men had to defend their town and country. Many went on to join the regular army. Continue reading VE Day in RYE 8 May 2045