How to Get Your Free Copy
Everyone who buys a copy of our 50th. Anniversary Issue, which is on sale in all Rye Newsagents Now, is entitled to a free electronic copy of the very first issue from November 1965. All you need is the fifteen word code, included with every issue. Continue reading Free Electronic Copy of First Rye’s Own November 1965
“Rodney Booth was still a Boy”
Fifty years ago, when Rodney Booth was still a boy, the very first issue of “Rye’s Own” was delivered to all Rye newsagents.
It was an immediate success and now, fifty years later, “The Little Magazine with the Big Heart” as Cannon John Williams called it, will still be on sale at Rye Newsagents. Continue reading “Rye’s Own” is 50
Rye’s very Own Dance Talent
I would be grateful if you could mention in your pen & ink page Rye Dance Centre.
My family and I attended the White Rock theatre in Hastings on February 2nd to watch the “RYE DANCE CENTRE” perform there incredible dance show called RECYCLED. Continue reading Pen & Ink
An Auction of Promises held at the Mermaid on Thursday 2 May attracted a good crowd, and spured on by Auctioneer Jim Hollands, assisted most abely by ‘porter’ Paul Carey, deep pockets were ‘picked’. Continue reading Bonfire Charity Auction
Popular Wedding Venue
Its a long time since Rye’s Own carried a wedding on the front page, 1970 if memory serves us correctly. The delightful picture made by the Town Crier leading newly weds Lianne and Dean Mitchell, with baby son Ruben and two lovely bridesmaids from the Town Hall down Lion Street was a picture we could not resist. Continue reading Editorial
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 1 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 Forty Years Since The First “Rye’s Own