Cheeky Girls at Icklesham Bonfire 2008

By Jim Hollands

It seems hardly credible that the Cheeky Girls came to Rye almost 15 years ago to join their mum and step dad and live in the Ancient Town.

They became very well known as a result of their appearance on Popstars : The Rivals and their first record ‘The Cheeky Song’ , stormed up the British Pop Charts and was No. 2 over the Christmas period – An outstanding achievement when you consider how they were written off by ‘talent expert’ Pete Waterman as being  “The worst act ever” Continue reading Cheeky Girls at Icklesham Bonfire 2008

Bernard’s Problem Page



Bernard Clark will comment on any problem you may have – and certainly make it sound worse Send problems, moans, criticisms or comments to jim- and they will be forwarded to Bernard for his judgement. and advice Continue reading Bernard’s Problem Page

First Auction At New Venue A Great Success

The first Auction at Rye Auction Galleries new home at Rye Industrial Estate was an outstanding success. Local buyers flocked to support popular Auctioneer, Kevin Wall, who saved the Rye Auction from extinction and the staff from redundancy by taking on the challenging venture at a new home when it looked certain that the days of a regular sale in Rye were over. Continue reading First Auction At New Venue A Great Success

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

Iden Football Club

The Village Team That Went a Long Way

When Bernard Say took over the village stores at Iden back in the 1960’s and became the chief instigator in forming a football team at Iden he could not have dreamed that 40 years on it would have amalgamated with Rye United becoming Rye & Iden United and competing in Division One of the Sussex County League. Continue reading Iden Football Club

Bournes UTS Celebrate Dancing Elephant Award

Bournes the Rye removal company have been presented with the famous UTS Dancing Elephant after winning the award for the second time since its conception in 1993. Continue reading Bournes UTS Celebrate Dancing Elephant Award