28 October 1966
50 Years ago, on October 28th 1966 an event of almost unprecedented importance happened in the Ancient Cinque Port Town of Rye—Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, paid an official visit to the ancient borough.
At noon on that historic day the people of Rye, stood at the memorial in the churchyard and watched the Queen talking and smiling happily with John Button and Alderman Hacking, it was as though there was a contact between that radiant person and everyone around her. This was our Queen. not a picture on a stamp or a profile on a coin, but a real and wonderful person—here in Rye. Continue reading 50 Years Ago HM The Queen and Prince Philip Visited Rye
Rye celebrated The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style. Ryers of all ages came together in a spectacular display of admiration and affection towards the lady who has been a wonderful inspiration and anchor to the British and Commonwealth peoples for sixty tumultuous years. Continue reading Diamond Jubilee
From the March 2002 issue of Rye’s Own
There was a time when the Royal Ensign flew over Rye Town Hall. Thirty-three years ago Queen Elizabeth II came to visit Rye and was given such a warm welcome by the people of this Town. Continue reading The Queen in Rye
by Elaine Peprell
John Button was born in Rye 46 years ago. Into those 46 years he has packed more adventures and experiences than any 10 average men put together. He initially attended the Mermaid Street School, but spent some of his later school Continue reading Down Rye Way