A Ryer Through and Through
Rye Town Crier, Rex Swain, recently celebrated his Eightieth Birthday. His boundless energy in carrying out up to 100 functions a year in his distinctive Town Crier ‘uniform’ has not diminished one iota since he was 18 and Continue reading The One and Only Rex
Drawings by Brian Hargreaves from Jo’ Kirkham’s “Ryennium”
Antique Fire Fighting Appliance One of the Gungarden Cannon.
Rye’s old Fire Engine. It was housed in the Town Hall and used to fight fires in the Town and local villages. Now lives in Rye Museum. Continue reading Some of Rye’s Treasures
By Jim Hollands
Rye Town Hall built in 1742, the third to stand on the site, has seen copious town history pass through its doors.
The Borough Council had much power in the time of its construction returning two Members to Parliament and having complete control over local affairs and planning. Today, 250 years later, that power has been almost completely stripped away. Continue reading Rye’s Seat of Power
The new Lord Warden and Admiral of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle, Admiral the Lord Boyce, GCB, OBE.,paid his first visit to Rye on Sunday 17 May. Continue reading The new Lord Warden