A Great Ryer and Englishman who had a Heart of Gold and who could bring the the World Alive with just a Pen
There are some people you meet as you go along time’s highway that are much larger than life. Jimper was one such person.
A country man with an unrivalled knowledge of plants and animals and an instinctive ability to write about them, or anything else if it came to it. Almost his entire life is documented in the hundreds of stories, books and articles he wrote.
Send your local news and pictures to [email protected] and we will use as many as we can in the magazine or on the website. Old pictures of Rye and Rye people with details are very welcome and add so much interest for our local and overseas readers with memories of the town. Keep in touch with Rye by supporting “Rye’s Own”. Continue reading Send Your Stories and Pictures
Back in 1965, as Bonfire Night approached, a new magazine appeared in the newsagents of the town. “Rye’s Own” was born. Volume 1, Number One, it read on the cover, the price was two shillings (10p). Rodney Booth, now manager at Skinner’s Motors, was among the Bonfire Boys featured on the cover at their secret hideaway where the torches were made to light the procession on the great night. Continue reading Almost 50 Years Since The First Rye’s Own
As a member of the Wildfowlers Association and helper at the Wildlife Conservation area at Redland Gravel Pits, Sevenoaks, Jimper was presented to Prince Philip. when H.B.H. visited the site to view the work that has been carried out there. Continue reading Jimper Meets Prince Phillip