Wartime Evacuee

As we bemoan the fact that life is getting tougher as the recession bites ever deeper into our pockets, let us just reflect back to a time when things were much harder and be grateful that we do not have to face the problems of an imminent invasion as was the case when Fred Heritage was at school. This article was published in “Rye’s Own” 10 years ago – Fortunately Fred is still with us to tell the tale. Continue reading Wartime Evacuee

Armed Forces Day

By Tony May

Alexandra Park was the beautiful setting for this year’s Armed Forces Day organised by Hastings & St. Leonards Veterans Association. As well as helping to raise money for St. Dunstans (a charity for blind ex-service men and women) the primary aim of the event was to celebrate the cadets 150th anniversary and remember all who have made the ultimate sacrifice in times of war. Continue reading Armed Forces Day

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

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