The New Mayor of Rye & Speaker of the Cinque Ports, Councillor Bernardine Fiddimore’s Inauguration Speech
The first time I stood in this Chamber I was just seventeen and I had recently been crowned Miss Rye. Continue reading Inauguration Speech
The New Mayor of Rye & Speaker of the Cinque Ports
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
AN OLD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT OF THE CORPORATION’
The story of Edwin Hollis Pulford from Ship’s Cook and Shoemaker to Sergeant at Mace and Town Crier of Rye.
By J. C. Pulford.
One day, about 35 years ago, the then Town Crier of Rye, Percy Sherwood, an old acquaintance of my father’s, led my father and me to an upstairs room in the Town Hall to show us an old book that was kept there. In the book was the signature of one of Percy’s Victorian predecessors -Edwin Hollis Pulford. Continue reading Edwin Hollis Pulford
Regimental Town Crier
About two years ago Down Rye Way featured Percy’s father Mr. Frank (Jerry) Sherwood. So there is no need to establish Percy’s credentials as a Ryer of many generations’ standing. Percy is not quite sure whether he was born in Lion Street or Wish Street; either way, he went first to the Infants School in Lion Street and on to the Boys’ School in Mermaid Street. He was one of the first pupils to join the new Rye Modern School in New Road (now Freda Gardham School) and left as soon as he was allowed to, to find employment. Continue reading Down Rye Way – Percy Sherwood