Jimper & John’s Firework Finale Send Off
Thousands attended the 2016 Rye Bonfire Celebrations and witnessed the final Farewell to two of the best people ever to walk the streets of Rye.
John Izod and Jimper Sutton were more than Bonfire Stalwarts they were Rye Legends. Between them they have performed miracles Continue reading Farewell Old Friends – Rye Bonfire Fireworks
Get to Rye Early to be Sure of a Parking Space
16:30 – Parking restrictions apply to processional route.
18:30 – Vehicular access restrictions apply.
18:30 – Processional Route to be clear of all vehicles
19:50 – Loud maroon signals the start of the procession from Mason Road, Tilling Green Estate
The route is as follows – 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.
20:30 – The Chairing down of Rye Fawkes 2016 HRH Prince Rostislav R. Romanov III
20:45 – The Bonfire Lit by Rye Fawkes 2016
21:00 – Grand Fireworks Display
As a fitting finale to this year’s display, Rye Bonfire will belaunching ashes of two of its well loved members, John Izod and Jimper Sutton, in the last rocket! John and Jimper both sadly passed away this year, but listen carefully on the night for the sound of a couple of chuckles..
The Bonfire Boys Song
We are the Bonfire Boys
We are the Bonfire Boys
We know our Manners
We collect the Tanners
We are Respected wherever we go
When we march along Cinque Ports Street
Doors and windows open wide
We’re the Boys that make most noise
We’re the Boys that built the Guy
We are the Bonfire Boys.
(Sung to the tune of Sussex by the Sea)
Pictures from Previous Bonfires
“Rye’s Own Bulletin” Friday 11 November 2016
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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
Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th October 2016
Each year the businesses of Rye celebrate Wild Boar Week by hosting a children’s Hog Hunt event. With the sad passing of the town’s beloved artist John Izod earlier this year (who kindly supplied the artwork for this event in previous years) we decided to do something a little different.
Over 100 shops and businesses in the town will be displaying a page from a Continue reading Wild Boar Week
He Loved Rye and Rye Loved Him
St Mary’s Church was packed for the John Izod Memorial Service at 11 am. today (Wednesday 6 May). John’s early years were recalled by his younger brother Andrew and recalled John’s life from childhood, wartime years, education, army life and adventures in Canada.
Councillor Ian Potter covered John’s time in Rye, the many friends he made here, the numerous town activities he was involve in, including being a Town Continue reading John Izod Memorial Service
Jimper is Very Poorly
Jimper has been writing articles and stories in “Rye’s Own” since 1966. He has become Rye’s best known character, with followers all over the country and indeed, all over the World.
He has met Royalty and Politicians, been on Television on innumerable occasions, written twenty books from which the proceeds have all gone to local charities. Continue reading Today is Jimper’s Birthday
Another Character Lost to the Town
By Jim Hollands
It is with a heavy heart I have to report the death of yet another great Rye Character.
Councillor John Izod has been a great supporter of Rye and Rye’s Own over the years. He has provided the magazine with hundreds of drawings and cartoons and left a legacy of his own, very distinctive art work for future generations to enjoy.
Wild Boar Week
Saturday 24th October – Sunday 1st November 2015
Record Number of Events in 2015 Boar Week!
Boar Week Organiser Oliver Campion has matched catering establishments in and around the Rye area who have gone the whole hog this year. Continue reading Wild Boar Week
What’s the difference in being a local personality to being a local character?