Jimper’s Jottings August 2000

Planning

Now there is a word to conjure with. I thought it meant planning, but councils don’t seem to grasp the fact that it is not just for today but for the future that real planning comes into its own. Rye is a very old town and to live on into the future it must breath and to do that it must move on and grow a little.

There is little room left in the town for homes to be built. So where to go? Rock Channel is out, its very low and could flood. East Guildford way would not help to pull the town together. Rye Hill? I don’t think so, Playden is not Rye and should stay separate. The real area for Rye to grow in during the next 100 years is Cadborough Farm, joining up New Winchelsea Road and West Undercliff. Continue reading Jimper’s Jottings August 2000

The New Mayor of Rye

The New Mayor of Rye & Speaker of the Cinque Ports

Inauguration Speech

The first time I stood in this Chamber I was just seventeen and I had recently been crowned Miss Rye.

The Carnival Queen – really. I remember being shown around by Percy Sherwood who was the Town Crier at that time, and I remember being almost overwhelmed with awe at the magnificence of the building, the sense of history and of greatness. I remember feeling very proud and very privileged. Continue reading The New Mayor of Rye

Jimpers Jottings

 

Each year April comes and we all start to think of the glorious summer days that lie ahead. We have known that spring was not far away since the first daffodil showed its flower. Grass is growing and buds are thinking of bursting into new leaf. Continue reading Jimpers Jottings

Is This The John William Dudley

By Eric Streeton

At a recent post card fair I found the card illustrated above. Written on the back in pencil were the words, “Lifeboat at Rye Sussex”. So my challenge to Rye’s Own readers is to help me positively identify the craft. These are my thoughts on it, but I may well stand to be corrected. Continue reading Is This The John William Dudley

The Final Two Years Of The War In Rye

The Conclusion of Clifford Bloomields Wartime Recollections from [email protected] Kirkhams Rye Memories Series

I am able to give my reader some idea of the events that we, in Rye, were witnessing as I should spend many an hour sitting on the flat shed roof in our garden – on the fine summer evenings and weekends of July and August 1944, waiting and watching for the guns to go into action – at times looking towards the gunsite beyond the end of the houses in our road, some 300 yards away. Continue reading The Final Two Years Of The War In Rye

Hit And Run Raids

The Royal Navy in Rye

1942 I am unable to separate the events that took place when the Admiralty decided to improve Rye Harbour and make it fit to contribute to the course of the war. Continue reading Hit And Run Raids