Rye Fawkes 2005

Bonfire Flag Will Fly Over the Landgate

On Saturday 12 November the Bonfire Boys flag will fly over the Landgate as it has done so many times in the past. It is hoisted before dawn so that Ryers can see it announcing the big day in the Bonfire Society year from first light. Continue reading Rye Fawkes 2005

Kerry Has The Last Word On the ‘Maanav Star’

Dear Editor .

My name is Kerry Ovenden, I am a student at Bexhill College study ing photography and psychology and I thought that you may like to print the two photographs I have included of the Maanav Star when it ran aground at Jury’s Gap. I took these images using a digital camera. I hope you like them. Kerry Ovenden Beckley Yes Kerry, I do like them. and so I believe, will the readers. You certainly found a different angle on the ‘old tub.’ I guess there were thousands of pictures taken of her during her two week enforced stay at Jury’s Gap but my bet is that there were not even a handful with as much impact as these two. Keep up the good work and the very best of luck with your studies. Ed.



“Rye’s Own” January 2005

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What a wonderful Rye Festival. Congratulations to all those involved with this year’s great event. Continue reading Town Crier

The Fight To Save The Maanav Star

The coaster Maanav Star was washed ashore at Jury’s Gap a few hours after leaving Alsfords Wharf during Saturday / Sunday night 11/12 September. She was under new ownership having been purchased while at Rye unloading her cargo of timber. She came ashore before dawn, apparently without her engines running and was pounded by rough seas and sustained some damage to her hull. Continue reading The Fight To Save The Maanav Star