Classic Cars Shows

A Quality Show with a Quality Cast!

The Southern Sections of the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts’ Club are holding an International Weekend at Westenhanger near Hythe in Kent. The event will feature not only Rolls-Royce motor cars from all over Europe but will also present ‘The Best of British’ veteran, vintage and classic cars, with participation from local and national Owners Clubs. Individual owners are also taking part making it a truly spectacular display of our motoring heritage. Continue reading Classic Cars Shows

The Engine that Brought Down a German Bomber

By Jim Hollands

On the morning of 27 November 1942 an English train driver and a German pilot set off to work. By the end of the day one of them would be dead! Continue reading The Engine that Brought Down a German Bomber

Two Of The Cinque Ports Finest

Two of the best loved characters from East Sussex and Kent can often be seen together on ceremonial occasions in any Cinque Port Town. Continue reading Two Of The Cinque Ports Finest

Lianne Fleet Graduation

On 21st July 2009 Lianne Fleet, aged 21, an ex student of Battle Abbey School, graduated from the prestigious Royal Veterinary College (RVC) with a BSc(Hons) Degree in BioVeterinary Science. Watching the ceremony which was held at the magnificent Guildhall in London were Lianne’s proud parents Kevin & Amanda who live in Brede with their other two children James (18) and George (6). Lianne is at present only one of two students chosen to work a summer studentship at Pfizer a leading pharmaceutical company, in Sandwich Kent, which is the company’s European Headquarters for Research & Development. Lianne, granddaughter of local businessman Ted Fleet, will then be returning to RVC in September for a Post Graduate Masters Degree in Veterinary Epidemiology and hopes to achieve a doctorate and pursue a career in Biological R&D.

From “Rye’s Own Supplement August 09

Brenzett Aero Museum

Two aircraft stand motionless in the corner of a field near Brenzett round-a-bout. All who pass that way cannot have failed to have seen them. What message have these two relics of a past era got for the young people of today’s modern World? Continue reading Brenzett Aero Museum

Giant Vase

A giant Chinese vase is one of the more unusual items in the July Antique Sale to be held on Friday 4th at Rye Auction Galleries, Rock Channel. Auctioneer Kevin Wall says “the value of this monster, should be in the £1000 range but had it had its original brother with it, it may well have fetched more than treble that amount”. Continue reading Giant Vase