Almost 50 Years Since The First Rye’s Own

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

All Our Yesterdays


Who were the driving forces in the town fifty years ago? Who were in power at Rye Town Hall in the 1960’s? What was it like to live in a democratic Rye that ran its own affairs and was responsible for its own planning?1965 and 66 were great years for Rye. Continue reading All Our Yesterdays

Music from the Tudor Court at Guldeford

East Guldeford Church echoed to the sounds of old English music recently when the ‘Queen’s Consort’ group of musicians under Leader Shirley Carey, performed an evening of music that was likely to have been heard during the reigns of Henry VIII and his daughter Queen Elizabeth 1. Continue reading Music from the Tudor Court at Guldeford

The new Lord Warden

The new Lord Warden and Admiral of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle, Admiral the Lord Boyce, GCB, OBE.,paid his first visit to Rye on Sunday 17 May. Continue reading The new Lord Warden