Rita Thomson and Jo’ Vincent just had to send you our very best wishes from Edinburgh where Jo’ is visiting from California via Hailsham where she celebrated a major birthday for her younger brother, cartoonist Paul Vincent whose talent is often featured in this very magazine.
I have swallows nesting in my porch this year which was quite a surprise to me as usually they choose the eaves of a barn, under a bridge, or an old shed to nest. Mind you our porch is in need of a face lift but I did’nt think it was dilapidated enough for these amazing birds to choose as their Winter home but they did and have built an immaculate nest made of layers of mud, feathers, and bits of straw. Continue reading The Birdman of Rye
Stories and Adventures of the Rye & District Wheelers Past and Present
The Wheelers have retained only one of their original prewar trophies, the others were lost in the period 1950-54. That is why the 25 Mile Championship Shield is so highly coveted by the Club and is so fiercely fought over each year. Continue reading The “Sprocket” Page
What gives Rye it’s special appeal? Some say the magnetic quality is centred on the Quarter Boys who guard the Church Clock and ring out the quarters. Old Rhodes did say “The sound of the Quarter Boys will draw you further than gunpowder can blow you”. This has proved the case so many times when old Ryers, who have spent many years overseas return to the town where they were brought up. Continue reading The Magic of Rye
First let me tell you how writing this article came about. Veronica Wall (nee Vincent) sent a copy of “Rye’s Own” to Jo, her sister in California. Jo’ who I went to school with and has been a constant friend from those days and throughout our time in America, who sent it on to me. I mailed a letter and two photos, taken in the 50s to Jim (The Editor) another school friend. He asked me to write of some memories of Rye and of my life in America. Continue reading From Rye to Oregon