Living as I did, and still do on the marsh, one could not go further than two hundred yards without coming into contact with it. Water was all around one; the sea to the south and the River Brede to the north being the two largest obstacles to keep we kids in our area. The whole marsh is fence-less with only the odd gatepost to hinder your view to the hills of the west. The east had massive shingle banks that have in the last forty years been extracted to leave large lakes further east. The River Rother flows to the sea via Rye where my River Brede joins to swell its flow. Continue reading Living On The Marsh
Jack Barlow is British Champion
By Adam Jones
Pictures by Chris Walker
Rye already has one National Champion in the person of Bronwen Ewing, who won the 24 Hour Cycling title in Rye Wheelers colours in June.
Now Jack Barlow, who lives just a stone’s throw away from Bronwen, has won one of the most prestigious championships in British karting, completing a historic treble.
The Pett teenager scooped the Ginetta Super One Junior Rotax crown at the Three Sisters circuit in Ashton-in-Makerfield, near Wigan last Sunday (16 October), to Continue reading Jack Barlow is National Champion
Pat and I had been going out together as friends for the past year. We had known each other all our lives. She was a lovely girl who ran her father’s shop. I had been calling in every day for my fags and Mars Bar. Tonight we were going to Hastings for a special meal at the Fiesta Club. Continue reading One Of Nine
By Adam Jones
Two top ten finishes in last Sunday’s (9 May) third round of the British Super 1 Kart Championship injected fresh hope into Jack Barlow’s title chances. Continue reading Jack Barlow Keeps in Touch with Leaders
Wheelers New Tuesday Runs are a Success
Up to eight riders have been getting out regularly every Tuesday to enjoy a sociable run with Rye’s Cycling Club. Places visited have included Pett, Appledore, Lydd, Stone and Brenzett, all short rides at speeds within anyone’s capabilities. More riders can be accommodated. Anyone who wants to join the group, old or young alike, can just turn up at the Riverhaven Hotel Car Park any Tuesday at 1 pm. There are no formalities and the group will ride at the speed of the slowest rider. Continue reading Sprocket Page
By M. C. G. Thomas
1901 Players included F. Phillips, W Clarke, R Bloomfield, A. Adams, R Burra, L Ashburnham & C. Longley
1902 Cricket Week v T. Oyler’s XI, Charlton Park, New Romney, & Lydd Camp…F. Phillips 113 * v T. Oyler’s XI (F. Phillips was killed in the 1st World War) Continue reading 250 Years Of Rye Cricket
HOME GUARDS KEEP WATCH ON A NAZI DIVE BOMBER This remarkable picture turned up at Rye Auction Galleries. It shows a Home Guard contingent (possibly from Rye) who were first on the scene when a Stuka Dive Bomber made a forced landing in a field near Pett on August 31st. 1940. Continue reading Dads Army at Pett.
40 years with East Kent Born in Cinque Ports Square, Rye in 1900, Ernest Hatter, one of a family of nine children, was educated at Mermaid Street School. The cottage where he spent his childhood was one of many situated behind where the Continue reading Ernest Hatter