Hastings Carnival 1969

Hastings Carnival 1969_0001This old 8mm cine film of Hastings Carnival was made in 1969. It is a precious record of local characters who took part in the procession. “Rye’s Own” took the film because the 1969 Miss Rye’s Own, Frederica Barwood, was entered in the event and driven in the procession in a Jaguar Sports car owned by Robert Hollands. Continue reading Hastings Carnival 1969

Frederica Tops the Poll


Twenty-three-year-old Frederica Barwood was voted “Rye’s Girl of the Year” by readers and becomes “Miss Rye’s Own 1969”. Continue reading Frederica Tops the Poll