The Gungarden Area as I knew it
By Arthur Woodgate
The Methodist Sunday school had not been there for long when I was a lad. It had been all open ground, the chapel opposite in a recess, but a bit older, it was build on what was quite a valuable piece of ground, the soldiers drilling area, where Continue reading Gungarden as I Knew it
BY ARTHUR WOODGATE
It seems to me that where the sea lapped the bottom of the cliff at the Green Steps, where Colebrooks stood 400 years later. Continue reading Badding and Ypres
Drawings by Brian Hargreaves from Jo’ Kirkham’s “Ryennium”
Antique Fire Fighting Appliance One of the Gungarden Cannon.
Rye’s old Fire Engine. It was housed in the Town Hall and used to fight fires in the Town and local villages. Now lives in Rye Museum. Continue reading Some of Rye’s Treasures
By Jim Hollands
Rye Town Hall built in 1742, the third to stand on the site, has seen copious town history pass through its doors.
The Borough Council had much power in the time of its construction returning two Members to Parliament and having complete control over local affairs and planning. Today, 250 years later, that power has been almost completely stripped away. Continue reading Rye’s Seat of Power
Who would give Rye the best deal. Rother District Council of the old Rye Borough Council?
No contest, Rye was far better served by the Borough and would be again if the system was reinstated. Continue reading Rother Debate Hots Up
When Rye Councillors had the Power
Spelling taken from original manuscripts
1549- Ordered that none of the inhabitants of Rye, young or old should issue out of the town with drums and flags or otherwise, to enter the woods of any man, without his special licence, to gather or cut down any boughs, on pain of imprisonment for three days and three nights. Continue reading Historical Odds & Ends
From “Rye’s Own June 2002
Over recent years vandals have ruined Rye’s famous Gungarden. Flowers have been torn out of the ground, the toilets have been virtually destroyed and even the guns, which weigh more than a ton, have been dragged from their positions in a crazy attempt to run them over the cliff. Continue reading Gates for the Gungardens