The Boundaries of Rye
Beating the bounds is an ancient custom which has been observed in Rye on occasion over the years. The custom started in times when there were few maps. Sometimes the events were known as name Gangdays, and participants would be going a-ganging. Records of Gangdays date prior to the Norman Conquest.
Rye follows the traditional pattern of old and young members of the community walking the the boundaries of the parish. Continue reading Beating the Bounds of Rye 1982
Glimpses into Local Postal Services in Victorian Times.The tale of Charles Thomas.By Barry Floyd.Introduction.
In the mid-nineteenth century Rye’s post office was located on the High Street. Continue reading Local Victorian Post in Rye
Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club have presented cheques for £500 each to Jo Kirkham on behalf of Rye, Winchelsea & District Hospital League of Friends and to Marcia Dart on behalf of St Michaels Hospice. Continue reading Hospice & Hospital Presentations by Rye Rotary
Amber and Arthur at Castle Museum
A party was held to mark the summer re-opening of the Museum on East Street and amongst invited guests were Amber Rudd MP and “Rye’s Own’s” star contributor 98 year old Arthur Woodgate. He was made an honorary life member, in tribute to his efforts in making sure the memories of Old Rye are not forgotten. Continue reading Amber & Arthur at Castle Museum
In Memory of Brian Hargreaves
Popular Rye Artist
One of Rye’s Own best known artists, Brian Hargreaves died suddenly on the last day of September 2011.
Brian’s wonderful line drawings of Rye and the district have graced the pages of this magazine on many occasions. We shall miss him greatly. Brian will be remembered locally for the fine architectural quality drawings of Rye’s buildings which cover every corner of the town and have appeared in the fine Millennium publication “Ryennium” which he illustrated for Jo Kirkham, and in the two books he produced with his wife Joyce who is also an author and artist. Many pictures from these three publications have been used in the pages of “Rye’s Own” and “Hythe & Romney Life”. Continue reading Great Friend of Cinque Ports Magazines who died in September 2011
Rare Storm Bell!
By Jo Kirkham
Rye’s 97 year old historian, Arthur Woodgate, recently presented this rare survival of a ‘Storm Bell’ to Rye Castle Museum. Continue reading Arthur’s Museum Gift
Who are the people that have controlled Rye’s destiny through the last decade and who will decide what will happen here during the next ten years? Continue reading The First 10 Years 2000-2010
How to Trace a Water Leak the Rother way!
Information collated by the Love Lane allotment holders
Site Visit 1 – A plot holder observes a council official on the Love Lane allotment site. The council officer explains that he is looking for the source of a water leak from the underground pipes feeding the water troughs. This is suspected because of a rise in the water bill. The gardener says that he has known the site for many years and offers his assistance in locating any problem. The offer of assistance is rejected. Continue reading RYE’S NEWSREEL AUGUST ISSUE 2006
Feeling is running high in Rye over the District Councils derisory grant towards the running of Rye TIC (Tourist Information Office.) The recently improved facility has been a boon over the years to the town’s tourist industry. Continue reading T.I.C. Protest
It was with great sadness that we learned of the recent death of John Smith. John was Town Clerk of Rye at the time “Rye’s Own” was running in the sixties and early seventies. He was a fine Town Clerk and a true Ryer. Continue reading John Smith Town Clerk of Rye