The November 2015 Issue of “Rye’s Own” hits the newsagents exactly 50 years after the first copies of the popular little magazine went on sale in 1965. Continue reading 50 Years of “Rye’s Own”
His name was Jim Faithful
Grown men were known to have turned and run back to their vehicles and move them out of Rye High Street when they saw him approaching.
Shopkeepers would race out and offer him cups of tea, just to keep him off the street for a few minutes.
It was said he was more harmful to trade in Rye High Street than all the supermarket competition put together. Continue reading The Faithful Traffic Warden
Look out of your window and up at the sky. Imagine you have travelled back in time to 5 June 1940. The Dunkirk evacuation between the 24 May and 4 June was complete. Churchill later described the retreat as “A miracle of deliverance” Continue reading Looking Back to 1940
Two aircraft stand motionless in the corner of a field near Brenzett round-a-bout. All who pass that way cannot have failed to have seen them. What message have these two relics of a past era got for the young people of today’s modern World? Continue reading Brenzett Aero Museum
Letters From the Dead
As we go to press on Friday evening 24 June, disturbing reports are coming in from readers telling of parcels of mail, much showing signs of tampering, that have been forwarded by the Rye Royal Mail office with items dating back to at least 1996. Continue reading Editorial
The word Freemason conjures up the idea in many of a secret society that excludes non members from its circle and works only for the benefit of members. Continue reading Wellington Lodge Presentation Day
Saturday 13 November is Bonfire Night in Rye. An event not to be missed. Quieter and much less dangerous than years gone by, as Jimper’s Bonfire stories in his latest publication illustrate, but no less exhilarating. Continue reading Rye Fawkes Night
The Monastery is turned into a Hospital
The 1914-18 War seems far off to many of us now but there are still Ryers around that have memories of those terrible days. Continue reading World War One
by Jo’ Vincent.
Volunteers of The Rye Museum Association put on a magnificent display
of memoirs of World War Two on Saturday 9 March at the Further Education
Centre. Patrons were required to have a National Registration Identity
Card which was duly filled out with the help of an assistant dressed
in the fashion of the time, complete with her headscarf tied in “turban”
style at the door. Continue reading The Home Front
“I don’t mind dying as long as I am not around when it happens.”
The words above were one of Spike Milligan’s ‘off the cuff ‘ answers. He also claimed he wanted to outlive Harry Secombe as he didn’t want him singing at his funeral. Continue reading Farewell Spike