How many of these young ladies from 1931 do you remember?
Sometimes a piece of history turns up at “Rye’s Own” that we can’t wait to show our readers. This is one of those times. Mrs. Cox sent in this wonderful picture of the large room at the Lion Street School depicting the girls class Four of 1931. This Continue reading Class Four Lion Street 1931
Winnie Hollands died on Sunday 10 June 2001. The last of this article was written on the 6 June 2001.
Adventures in Rye
By Winnie Hollands
“The war in Europe is over”. When those words came over the radio we all cheered. Rye was ablaze with bunting and naval ratings from their base at the New Road School charged around the town kissing all the girls and attempting to drink the pubs dry. One sailor climbed the front of the The Olde Bell Inn and tied a rope round the bell tongue and sounded the bell for all his might, until the tongue came out, crashed down and almost killed him. Two Navel Officers careered round the town in a red triumph sports car until they hit a curb and broke the front suspension. It was a mad, glorious day. Continue reading Winnie – The Last Article
Memories of an old Ryer
by Winnie Hollands
Do you remember the day War broke out?
Sunday 3 September 1939. Everyone had been on tenterhooks for some months but today we should all know for sure. At eleven o’clock Neville Chamberlain was due to speak on the radio. Continue reading Adventures in Rye – The Day the War Started