The Winchelsea Pantomime

By Peter Etherden

1953 was the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation. Six months later the Twelfth Royal Eltham Boy Scouts and Wolf Cubs joined with other local troops for Jack and the Beanstalk at the Eltham Little Theatre. The tradition probably went back to the Gang Shows of the 1920s and 1930s. Continue reading The Winchelsea Pantomime

Blur of Action at the Community Centre

£3,500 Raised for Tsunami Disaster Fund Rye Community Centre was packed for a special tsunami fund raising event on Saturday 5 February.

Top local bands, including Buick Six, Pass the Cat and solo percussionist Nana Tsiboe from Ghana, gave their services free and performed in front of a capacity audience. Continue reading Blur of Action at the Community Centre

Wheeling In The Money

Town Crier Starts Indoor Cycle Marathon

Town Crier, Rex Swain set the wheels in motion at Rye Community Centre at 12 noon on 15 March when he ‘belled off’, Gary Booth for the first hour stint in a 24 hour marathon event to raise money for the Club to help Kenyan member Richard Mwangi with his Further Education. Continue reading Wheeling In The Money

F E Centre, Garage & Ferry Road School

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

Adventures in Rye April 2001


by Winnie Hollands

Reading the letter from John and Mary in last month’s Pen & Ink column, I couldn’t agree with them more.

The old Ferry Road School would make a lovely sport and gym centre where mums and dads and children could go. There could be a cycle path through the site from Ferry Road to The Grove and footpaths, children’s play areas, running circuit for joggers and athletes young and old alike, a football training area, roller blade area etc. I can hear you all shouting “What about the money?” Well what Continue reading Adventures in Rye April 2001

Your Man at the Town Hall – Frank Palmer – June 2000

Your Men at the Town Hall

Councillor Frank Palmer

Frank Palmer and his good lady Irene made their home in Rye in 1973. At that time he was employed organising Police Cadets in outdoor pursuits in North Wales and commuted from Rye for the last three years until retirement. For many years an accomplished mountaineer, he has climbed the Matterhorn and other major European Peaks and been on Snowdon 130 times, he was well suited to his Continue reading Your Man at the Town Hall – Frank Palmer – June 2000

Table Tennis Terrors


These Girls Beat all the Boys

Ann and Penny Boreham of Kings Avenue are a Table Tennis Duo who have struck terror into the ranks of the boys in the Community Centre Team.

Individually they have been beaten by some of the boys, but teamed together in doubles matches they have taken on all comers and won every time. Continue reading Table Tennis Terrors