Rye Headlines April 2004

Jim Hollands Asks; Have things changed for the better between 2004 and 2015?

Best Value

On Monday 8 March a very profound remark was made during the Emergency Surgery Site Debate. Paul Osbourne, commenting on County Council Leader Peter Jones oft quoted remark about the Ferry Road School site that it must be sold for the best value, questioned the context of ‘best value’ in relation to cash alone. Continue reading Rye Headlines April 2004

The Dial High Street

The Pubs of Rye no. 5,by David Russell.

The most noted landlord of this public house was Stephen Gilbert Fryman. He first came to light in 1824 when he purchased the Bridge Inn, Winchelsea for £60, and sold it two years later for £116 making a handsome profit. But whether he held the licence as well as being the owner is unknown. What is known is that around Continue reading The Dial High Street

Exploring Rye with Brian Hargreaves

Exploring Rye with Brian Hargreaves is a fascinating new guide to Rye. By Joyce Rye The beautifully produced book is packed with dozens of black and white drawings of buildings and streets each one correctly drawn along with short captions giving their history. There is a map which enables the reader to locate the street that they are looking at easily while walking round the town. Continue reading Exploring Rye with Brian Hargreaves

Rye Flower and Vegetable Show

Coordinated by Rye in Bloom and Rye Allotments Association.

Now is the time to pick up your Schedule for the 2008 Flower and Vegetable Show which will take place on Saturday 30th August 2008. This year the show is a joint effort between Rye in Bloom and Rye Allotments Association. Continue reading Rye Flower and Vegetable Show

The Playden Weekend

This year’s colourful celebration of arts, crafts and music will take place over the weekend of 17/18 May.

There will be an exhibition in St. Michael’s Church open from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday and 12.30pm to 4.30pm on Sunday. Continue reading The Playden Weekend

The Landgate In Old Times

J. L. DEACON F. R. Hist. S. printed the first edition his his amazing “Ancient Rye” early in the 20th. century, the fifth edition hit the bookstands in 1927 and contains this great picture of the Landgate in Georgian times. Continue reading The Landgate In Old Times

Fund Raising For ARRCC

By Peter Holland

Pictures by Martin Carter

All too often we hear that someone we know has suffered a stroke or has contracted an obscure ailment which robs its victim of physical or mental capabilities. Continue reading Fund Raising For ARRCC

Bernardine Fiddimore’s New Book for Children

The Magpie’s Secret has been revealed. Book four of the popular Children’s Series The Magpie Sagas became available at the begining of December with a launching at The Martello Bookshop Rye and signings at Neame Design on the eleventh. Continue reading Bernardine Fiddimore’s New Book for Children