Local Cycling- Early Season Activity

Cycling clubs from all over East Sussex and Kent took part in the Kent Group VTTA Annual Reliability Trial which started and finished at Bethersden on Sunday 8 February. Continue reading Local Cycling- Early Season Activity

Dreams of Marrakesh

LOCAL AUTHOR TO RIVAL FIFTY SHADES OF GREY?

“A piquant mix of love and strange desires”

Kent resident Greg Thompson, who retired as Head of Research with Kent Police in 2003, and lives on Romney Marsh, close to the Sussex border, has just written and published his debut novel – Dreams of Marrakesh. It is the story of two women who fall in love and allow their sadomasochistic desires free rein during an idyllic summer spent in the countryside of France. Along the way this mix of romance and thriller moves between the scenic backdrops of London, Paris, New York, and rural France. Continue reading Dreams of Marrakesh

Rye 1946

1945 saw the end of World War Two. VE Day (victory in Europe) and
VJ Day (victory in Japan) came and went. Rye, along with towns all
over the country, licked it’s wounds, mourned its dead and rejoiced
in the return of many servicemen who had been away from their home
for as long as six years. Continue reading Rye 1946

Shearing at Salts Farm

A report on sheep shearing appeared in the East Sussex News, 1983 where Mick Cutting was featured giving a sheep a short back and sides at Romney Marsh Shearing Championships, he was one of three in the year’s England International team which reached the last six in the Shearer of the year Competition. Continue reading Shearing at Salts Farm

50 Year Anniversary

OLD SCHOOL FRIENDS MEET FOR 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Rye Old Scholars Association held a very successful reunion on 24th June at Thomas Peacocke Community College for those who were at secondary schools in Rye in the 1960s and to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of Leasam House in 1956. (This was the boarding house for boys at Rye Grammar School, with agricultural connections, who came from a wider area of Sussex than the normal catchment). In the early 70s Leasam House ceased to be a farm school, but continued as a boarding house when the warden, Colin Green, did much to develop rural studies. After the closure of Saltcote Place for girl boarders around 1990, Leasam became mixed until its closure in 1992.) Continue reading 50 Year Anniversary

Editorial

                          Great Month’s for Rye

August has been another great month for Rye. The Medieval Festival, Trafalgar Celebrations, Horse Show and Raft Race, to name but a few of activities. And the fun continues into September with the Rye Festival. Continue reading Editorial

Town Crier

                                Goodbye Star

Jimper Sutton was wrong. They did re-float the Maanav Star. She was pulled off Jury’s Gap by a tug just after “Rye’s Own” went to press last month. The old coaster did cause a bit of excitement in the area, probably the first time in her long career that anyone paid attention to her. Continue reading Town Crier

Public Transport’s Not For Me

 By Pauline Kingswood

With the increases in the price of oil and pressure on roads the whole question of public versus personal transport again comes sharply into focus, and a little light on the subject is needed. There are a lot of misconceptions about public transport, which makes comparison of what is offered difficult. Continue reading Public Transport’s Not For Me

The Final Two Years Of The War In Rye

The Conclusion of Clifford Bloomields Wartime Recollections from [email protected] Kirkhams Rye Memories Series

I am able to give my reader some idea of the events that we, in Rye, were witnessing as I should spend many an hour sitting on the flat shed roof in our garden – on the fine summer evenings and weekends of July and August 1944, waiting and watching for the guns to go into action – at times looking towards the gunsite beyond the end of the houses in our road, some 300 yards away. Continue reading The Final Two Years Of The War In Rye

Rye’s Own Albert Booth

Wheeler – Soldier Golfer – Shrimper by The Editor

At eighty-seven Albert Booth still has that same twinkle in his eye as when I first met him in 1957. Continue reading Rye’s Own Albert Booth