A pair of magnificent garden gates were recently presented to the Rye, Winchelsea & District Memorial Hospital in memory of a long-standing
patient, Arthur Woodgate, who died last year aged 101.
Born in 1913, after having served a five year apprenticeship he became a renowned master bricklayer. He rose to become Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Federation of Building Trades Operatives, and also served as a Magistrate on the Rye Bench. He had an amazing memory and told his fascinating life story to some of the students at Rye College, which resulted in the first ‘Rye Memory’ booklet being published. Continue reading Memorial Gates for Arthur
Rye College witnessed a deafening noise on Saturday 3 October, it was a noise of nostalgia and reminiscing from former students of RGS and RSM who attended schools in the 1960’s. For some, if was the first time they have returned, others had returned before but had travelled many miles to be at the event. Graham Alcock had travelled from New Zealand. Guests arriving during the first hour enjoyed tours of the college courtesy of Executive Principal Ann Cockerham and her team of senor students. Continue reading Great Night Rye Old Scholars Association
MANY RYE OLD SCHOLARS MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE IN WORLD WAR 1.
By John Breeds.
I’m sure that readers will remember the two boards commemorating Rye Old Scholars who died as a result of fighting during WWI.The one on the left, from Rye Grammar School, has 24 names on it and the rather grander one, below right, from Rye County School has 97 names. This seems a huge number of young men lost from such a small town. Continue reading Rye Old Scholars
THE ROTHER Environmental Group (REG) has launched exciting and ambitious new plans for a ‘greenway’ running through Rye which would provide a safe, shared route for pedestrians, cyclists, pushchair users and the less able between key trip attractions. Continue reading Rye Greenway Plan Launched
The Mayor of Rye, Councillor John Breeds held a pre Christmas reception
at the Town Hall on 10 December. Students from the Rye College entertained
the gathering with a stunning display of music and song. Continue reading Christmas Recption
Barlow wins legion of new fans after storming to twin victories in Wales.
Just a week after scoring his first British Super 1 championship podium with new team Strawberry Racing, Pett’s Jack Barlow stunned his rivals with back-to-back victories in the 5th and 6th rounds of the Formula Kart Stars series at Glan Y Gors last weekend (3/4 July). Continue reading Jack of Hearts
Jack Barlow on podium at inaugural International Open
Rain in Spain made life far from plain for Jack Barlow last weekend (30/31 October). Despite the challenging conditions at Zuera, near Zaragoza, the 15-year old karting star from Pett delivered one of his strongest performances in the wet to give himself a chance of winning the first ever International Open. Continue reading Jack Barlow on the Podium