By the time this issue gets to the newsagents, Easter will have come and gone. This year seems to be flying past. So much is going on in the World. Continue reading Editorial
A Quality Show with a Quality Cast!
The Southern Sections of the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts’ Club are holding an International Weekend at Westenhanger near Hythe in Kent. The event will feature not only Rolls-Royce motor cars from all over Europe but will also present ‘The Best of British’ veteran, vintage and classic cars, with participation from local and national Owners Clubs. Individual owners are also taking part making it a truly spectacular display of our motoring heritage. Continue reading Classic Cars Shows
By Jim Hollands
“What is all this Cinque Ports nonsense” I was asked by an old ‘Cockney’ gentleman the other day.
“Not half as complicated as the origins of the old ‘cockney’ tradition of sewing hundreds of buttons on jackets, trousers and hats.” was all I could think of as a reply.
The journey to War and Peace Revival from the heart by Show Organiser Rex Cadman It is reassuring to see the amount of talk about War and Peace, which underlines the incredible affection this show is held in. It has been a major part of mine and Barbara’s lives for 25-years and has given us some of our best memories, some of our toughest times and introduced us to some amazing and wonderful people. Continue reading New Home For War And Peace Show
400 Sail from the Rastrum Wharf at Rye Harbour
About 400 passengers, mostly from the Rye area, sailed from Rye Wharf at Rye Harbour on Wednesday 12 July on the Merchant Vessel Balmoral, bound for the Tower Pier. Continue reading Balmoral Sails from Rye to Tower Bridge
I grew up knowing Archibald Trill as The Man From The Pru. When I met him recently at his Marley Road address and learned he was 95 I was more than surprised, he looked almost exactly as I remembered him way back in the sixties. Continue reading The Man From the Pru
He guarded the Bank of England
Robert Woolley first saw the light of day in 1894. He was born in the Mint.
Bob, as he has always been called, first went to school at Mermaid Street then going on to the Lion Street school for the second part of his education. Before leaving school he took a job as a Hot Roll Boy delivering bread rolls around the town for Mr. Clark who had a bake-house in Needles Passage. The rolls, sold mainly for people’s breakfasts, were 1d. each or 7 for 3d. Bob Woolley also did a milk round at this time and he completed both jobs before he started school in the Continue reading Down Rye Way – Bob Woolley