Our Member of Parliament

By Jim Hollands

The Rt. Hon. Amber Rudd is a Conservative Party politician who was elected as Member of Parliament for the East Sussex constituency of Hastings and Rye at the May 2010 general election, defeating the incumbent Labour MP Michael Foster. Amber subsequently went on to retain the seat, with an increased majority in the 2015 general election

Amber Rudd was appointed Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on 11 May 2015. She was the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change from July 2014 until May 2015. She was elected Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye in 2010. Continue reading Our Member of Parliament

Jenny Lind’s Autograph Book Found Locally

A Victorian Autograph Book belonging to the world renowned Swedish singer Jenny Lind has been discovered in the attic of a Rye gentleman who plans to enter it for auction after his research is complete. Continue reading Jenny Lind’s Autograph Book Found Locally

Making Contact With Other Ryes

 By Councillor Lorna Hall

At the recent Town Meeting a resident of Rye bought to my attention the fact that there are quite a number of other towns and villages called Rye worldwide. It was suggested that it might be nice to make friendly and informal contact with them and perhaps swap information, passing on details of our website, our history and our forthcoming events. Continue reading Making Contact With Other Ryes

100 Years of Hastings Postcards

There is every chance that the postcard you send home from your holiday in Abergavenny or York started life right here in Sussex. Because since 1902 Hastings has been the home of Judges, one of Britain’s leading publishers of quality picture postcards. Continue reading 100 Years of Hastings Postcards

Rye Firm at New York International Toy Fair

New York International Toy Fair 1967

For the first time in its history Dean’s Rag Book Company Ltd., of Rye this year took part independently in the Great New York Toy Show. The Company formed part of a British Exhibit within the main toy fair and Mr. Ian Scott, their General Manager, represented them there. He reports a lot of interest in the Rye firm’s products— “In particular,” says Mr. Ian Scott, “I was delighted with the response that our soft toys brought. It is obvious that the American buyers are very Continue reading Rye Firm at New York International Toy Fair