Last remaining Alderman from Rye Borough Days
It is with great sadness we report the death of Rye’s last remaining Aldermen from the Borough Council Days.
Peter Dee was as well known in Rye as the Landgate Tower. An ever present in theparade at the Mayoring Day event and a popular member of Rye’s community. Continue reading Another Great Ryer Has Gone
Saturday 21 June will be a very special day for Bob & Joyce Clayton.
On that day they will be celebrating 50 years of marriage. Quite an achievement in these days of many divorces and non-marital relationships. Continue reading Golden Day For Bob & Joyce
Dean’s Rag Book Company, who used to be based in the old Wright & Pankhurst building in Tower Street( are alive and well and living in Pontypool, South Wales. Continue reading What Happened To Deans
Deans Rag Book Company were toy makers in Rye from the fifties to the seventies. They produced many varieties of soft toys and also their famous Rag Books for children which are famous all over the world. Continue reading Pages from Deans Rag Books
When Dean’s Rag Book Company operated out of the old Wright & Pankhurst Building in Tower Street during the fifties, sixties and seventies Sylvia Willgoss (King) was the Chief Designer for the company. Continue reading Dean’s Designer with her Chimps
The Miss Rye’s Own 1971 Final
These six young ladies, are the finalists in the 1971 Miss Rye’ s Own’ Competition Continue reading Miss Rye’s Own Final 1971
The five young ladies pictured are the finalists in the 1968 Miss Rye’s Own Competition. You, our readers, are asked to judge the final. Continue reading Miss Rye’s Own 1968
Dean’s Driver Extraordinary
“Driving is my life,” says Mr. Les Lane—and few people who know him would deny that statement. Mr. Lane (responsible for transport at Dean’s Rag Book Co. Ltd.), can look back to the age of 14 when he started as a mate on the old steam engines with Simpsons of Rye Harbour and he has been on lorries ever since—mostly with local firms. He recalls driving a large articulated lorry for the Rother Continue reading Driver Extraordinary