Heather Worked at “Rye’s Own” in 1965
It is with deep regret we report the passing of Heather Bryant who as Heather Bottomley worked for “Rye’s Own” when it was first published in November 1965.
Heather played a vital part in those early days, selling advertising and working with Elaine Pepprell on the regular Down Rye Way series that featured local personalities.
Heather died peacefully at St Michaels Hospice early in the evening of 22 August. Her family were at her bedside. Continue reading Sad News
By Jim Hollands
It seemed that the whole of Tilling Green from the 1950’s and 60’s had turned up at Playden Church for the funeral of one of Rye’s unsung heroes. There were faces there I had not seen for 50 years or more. They came to pay respects to a very talented man. Continue reading David Smeed
This year’s colourful celebration of arts, crafts and music will take place over the weekend of 17/18 May.
There will be an exhibition in St. Michael’s Church open from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday and 12.30pm to 4.30pm on Sunday. Continue reading The Playden Weekend
Twenty-three-year-old Frederica Barwood was voted “Rye’s Girl of the Year” by readers and becomes “Miss Rye’s Own 1969”. Continue reading Frederica Tops the Poll
A scouter recalls the early years of the Boy Scout Movement and of the man and woman who founded the first Troop in the District
All organisations derive great benefit and incentive when they have a figurehead to look to or to look back upon. Continue reading Captain Cory’s Own