Congratulations George 105 Years Old

Happy Birthday George

On October 28, George Bayntun reached his 105 year Birthday and opened his Birthday and message  Card from The Queen in his own home.

George is still living in his home town of Rye in his own home and getting about in a motorised invalid vehicle doing his shopping, taking trips to the seaside at Rye Harbour and generally terrorising the population on this ‘Devil’s go-cart’. Continue reading Congratulations George 105 Years Old

Down Rye Way – John Hacking

W. J. Hacking

By Nan King

The name of Hacking has been associated with the town of Rye as long as most residents can remember, and when William John Hacking was installed as Mayor on 24 May 1965. he was following on a family tradition of service to the Borough as his father had been a member of Rye Council from 1912 to 1919 (though away on active service through the war years) and his mother became the first lady councillor in 1926. and the first lady to be elected as an alderwoman in 1945.

When he became Mayor. he stressed that the prosperity of the Borough depended on Rye continuing to thrive as a market town, and that it was the surrounding farming community that were important, as it was these people who provided the Continue reading Down Rye Way – John Hacking