An endless stream of diners partook of a special Fish and Chip Supper at the brand new Kettle O’Fish Restaurant on Saturday 27 March. The event raised a grand total of over £500 for the benefit of the Memorial Care Centre at Rye. Continue reading The Kettle O’ Fish and Jimper Support Memorial Care Centre
Let’s be men – Let’s be Ryers
Ryers by birth or by choice are all Ryers if they love this old town and what it stands for.
By Jim Hollands
Our ancestors stood together for independance 200 years ago
Over Two hundred years ago, direct relatives of myself, Bill Waters, Alec Tiltman, Jimper Sutton, Bernard Clark, Terry Curd and many other well known Ryers became part of the Rye Company of Sea Fencibles that drilled in the Gun Garden and waited to take on Napoleon Bonaparte, who stood with his armies on the French Coast. Bonaparte did not arrive, he decided to go to Russia instead.
His Navy was defeated at Trafalgar in 1805 and the Duke of Wellington, later to become MP for Rye, defeated him at Waterloo, putting an end to his war against Continue reading Brexit and Rye
As a fitting and moving finale to this year’s display, Rye Bonfire will be launching ashes of two of its well loved members, John Izod and Jimper Sutton, in the last rocket!
Bonfire Societies, drumming groups, and marching bands from all over Sussex will be joining Rye Bonfire Society in celebrating Rye Fawkes Pageant 2016 on Saturday 12 November.
The procession will start following a large signal maroon at 19:50 from Mason Road, on the Tilling Green Estate; the route will follow Ferry Road to the Crown Inn, turn left into Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, through Landgate Arch, Hilders Cliff (East Cliff) in to High Street, The Mint, turn right into Wish Ward, Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, left down Landgate, right into Bedford Place and on to the Bonfire site. Continue reading Finale Tribute to John & Jimper
Doomed from the Start
Someone had an idea for a documentary to be shown on the television. The plan was for a typical English family of five to take a holiday at the seaside and do whatever they wished. To start with that was not to the scriptwriter’s fancy. He or she had other plans; they had to do something and keep to a schedule.
So the plot was hatched. The location was to be Blackpool in midsummer and the family was to come from Manchester. The producer sent someone out to view the location and rent a chalet on the seashore with the promise that it opened straight onto the sands. Alas the person came back with the news that such a place was nowhere to be found and more to the point would be very expensive at the peak of the holiday season and any rent-able property had been booked months before. Continue reading Jimper Classics – Number One
Jimper Leaves Rye for the Last Time
The funeral for Jimper at St. Mary’s Church was a very special event. Saying goodbye to a person whose presence was so powerful and who filled any room he entered, was not easy.
A very sad occasion was made so much easier in the knowledge that Jimper himself would have approved of all the arrangements that were made by his family and the wonderful support the Bonfire Boys gave by attending in Bonfire Dress and drumming him to the Church. Continue reading Goodbye Jimper – You Have Touched So Many Lives
Bonfire Drummers Will Lead Cortège To St. Mary’s Church.
One of Rye’s best loved characters will be laid to rest today, Friday 8 July.
Jimper Sutton’s Funeral Cortège will be led by Bonfire Society drummers from the Landgate to St. Mary’s Church, Rye for the 11 am. Service.
Bonfire Societies from all over East Sussex will be represented, many in Continue reading Jimper’s Funeral Service
Jimper’s Funeral Service Will be at St. Mary’s Church, Rye
St Mary’s Church, Rye is the venue for the Funeral Service of Jimper Sutton, who died on Monday 20 June aged 72.
Jimper, Fisherman, Farmer, Author, Story Teller, Countryman, Bonfire Boy, was Rye’s best known character in a Town that is famous for it’s long list of Personalities.
The Funeral Service will be at 11am. on Friday 8 July
“Rye’s Own” Bulletin Saturday 25 June 2016
It is with a very heavy heart I have to report the death of my great friend and one of “Rye’s Own’s” finest contributors.
Jimper has been writing for the magazine almost from the very start in 1965. His knowledge of country matters and fearless contributions on almost any topic have made him one of the most popular Rye Characters over many, many years. Continue reading Jimper
Jimper has three new publications
All available from Channon’s Farmers Market
“Fishing in Rye Bay”
The June issue of Rye’s Own is on sale in all Local Newsagents Now.
Features Include :-
News of Arthur & Jimper
Jempsons Celebrate 80th. Anniversary
Roger Breeds 1941 -2015
Rye Mayor Starts Second Term of Office
Pictures from Rye Sports in the 1960’s
Hastings Carnival Court
Hands Across the Sea at Hythe
The Pier 2016 A Tony May article with lots of pictures
Trikes by the Sea – An Ion Castro Picture Feature
War & Peace Revival at Hythe (Westernhanger) in July – Preview of new Aerial features,
Alice in Wonderland and Peasmarsh : Special feature that will fascinate Lewis Carroll fans
Sky Dive for Pilgrims Hospice
Jimper’s Jottings – Local Country Life personality Jimper Sutton is back after illness
Antique Road Trip at Rye Auction Galleries
Grass Track Cycle Racing at Rye Sports in the 1960’s – New Romney cyclist Mike Ashdown was the local star
Anzak Day report from Richard Holdsworth, our “Rye’s Own” Correspondent in Australia
Bonfire Auction at The Mermaid Breaks all Records
Spice of Rye Life
E. F. Benson – Freeman of Rye
The Tony May Pages – Packed with interesting people
“Greenman of the Year” Tony May takes a unique look at Jack in the Green
Book Preview “Coastlines – The Story of Our Shore by Patrick Barkham.
Turret Clock Movement at Hole Park, Rolvenden and connections with Rye
Local Soccer Team are National Champions
The Ever Popular “Bernard’s Problem Page”
Plus much, much more
Available From :-
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Tilling Green Newsagents
Adams of Rye
Skinners Costcutter Fishmarket Road
Or on Annual Subscription
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