Passengers, aboard an ocean liner, pass their days -happy or anxious, busy or idle – not much concerned with what goes on “below decks”. Enough, that there is a crew who presumably know their business and destination, and watch-by-watch through the twenty-four hours get on with the job. Continue reading Keeping Watch in 1973
Erc. Rye’s Own Cartoonist – Risks the Sack Continue reading Rye’s Own Goes to Press
By Nan King
Before the last war, Rye Harbour played a small role as a port used mainly for coast-wise shipping of materials for domestic and industrial purposes. Large quantities of shingle were shipped to the north of England and Scotland, and Continue reading Port of Commerce
W. J. Hacking
By Nan King
The name of Hacking has been associated with the town of Rye as long as most residents can remember, and when William John Hacking was installed as Mayor on 24 May 1965. he was following on a family tradition of service to the Borough as his father had been a member of Rye Council from 1912 to 1919 (though away on active service through the war years) and his mother became the first lady councillor in 1926. and the first lady to be elected as an alderwoman in 1945.
When he became Mayor. he stressed that the prosperity of the Borough depended on Rye continuing to thrive as a market town, and that it was the surrounding farming community that were important, as it was these people who provided the Continue reading Down Rye Way – John Hacking