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
25th ANNUAL PRINT EXHIBITION
On Saturday 14th September the Rye and District Camera Club held their 25th Annual one day Print Exhibition at the St. Marys Centre in Lion Street as part of the Rye Arts Festival 2013. Continue reading Rye & District Camera Club
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY RYE WHEELERS IN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT
Only the best 40 teams in Britain are selected to ride in the National Team Time Trial Championship. The Rye & District Wheelers Team of Steve Gooch, Barry Goodsell and Nick Wilson found their names on the sheet when the order of start was officially announced. Continue reading Outstanding Performance
How many of these young ladies from 1931 do you remember?
Sometimes a piece of history turns up at “Rye’s Own” that we can’t wait to show our readers. This is one of those times. Mrs. Cox sent in this wonderful picture of the large room at the Lion Street School depicting the girls class Four of 1931. This Continue reading Class Four Lion Street 1931
Rye’s Own May 2001
The controversy currently raging about the possible demise of the Lion Street School Buildings, re-sighting the Library in rented accommodation at the old garage in Cinque Ports Street and the new use of the Ferry Road School site may Continue reading F E Centre, Garage & Ferry Road School