LAST FOUR DAYS
Wild boar is a regular feature of the woods around the beautiful medieval town of Rye, and this year Rye goes ‘wild’ about boar, celebrating this local delicacy of the field, from 27 October – 4 November 2012. Continue reading Wild Boar
The Lions of Zone 2B, from the Clubs of Battle, Bexhill, Eastbourne, Hailsham, Hastings, Rye and Uckfield joined together to host their twelfth “It’s A Special Knockout” day for handicapped people at St Bede’s School, Upper Dicker. Continue reading Knockout for the Lions
Saturday 12 November saw the usual suspects out on the streets of Rye. Jimper, John Izod, Paul Carey and the gang were out organising, marshalling and collecting cash in large buckets for local charities.
It was the regular ‘night of fire’ Ryers have become accustomed to. A spectacular torchlight procession, sensational fireworks display and huge bonfire. Continue reading Rye Bonfire Report 2011
Up to 1966 the Romney Marsh Hunt was an often seen spectacle in and around Rye. The traditional Boxing Day Hunt usually set off from a well known Rye Hostelry, The George Hotel, the Peace & Plenty and The King’s Head (now known as the ‘Top O’ The Hill’) Continue reading When the Hunt met in Rye
From “Rye’s Own” April 2011
Demelza Hospice Care for Children provides hospice care for over 600 children with life-limiting illnesses and their families across Sussex, Kent and South London. The charity has two hospices, an eight-bedded one in Sittingbourne and a six-bedded one in South East London and a base for nurses and staff at Magham Down near Hailsham. Continue reading Lions Boost Demelsa
By Barry Floyd
Lewes, the county town of East Sussex, is carrying out a most interesting experiment; promoting its own currency for use in local shops around the community. At a time when the pound is falling in value in global financial markets it is encouraging to note such an enterprising venture and one hopes the Lewes initiative succeeds. The current vogue for localism lies at the heart of the move. It is designed to support and promote local businesses and could bring real benefits to Lewes traders and producers. Continue reading Rye Pounds Anyone?
Cyclists set out in their hundreds from the Lifeboat Station in the shadow of Hastings Castle on a massive sponsored ride organised annually by St. Leonards Rotary Club. The destination was Pevensey Castle for those attempting the 25 mile return trip of Hurstmonceaux Castle for the more adventurous (or foolish) who decided they wanted a 40 mile round journey through some of the most beautiful countryside in East Sussex. Continue reading The Castle Run
Rye & District Lions Club which was founded in 1976 inducted their first lady member, Gill McGannan, at their April meeting. Gill is the National Strategy Science Consultant for Kent County Council and lives in Rye. Although the Club is now in its thirty-second year, it has until now been an all male group. Continue reading Rye Lions First Lady
FULL TIME, SHORT TEMPERED, BALD BUILDER
This last few weeks have been as busy as ever with engagements in and around the Town, Lyn and I have been on the “Chain Train” this was organised by the Mayor of Tenterden and included lunch on the Kent and East Sussex steam train, many Mayors were present and for many, me included, one of the last engagements that will take place this civic year. There was a surprise, one of the chaps on the footplate operating the steam train was my old form Tutor Mr. Atkins! Continue reading The Mayor’s Last Bulletin
By Noel C. A. Care
This personal account of life and times in the town of Rye, East Sussex, is written some seventy five years later, from memories which are still as bright now as the day they occurred. Continue reading A Rye Childhood