The Pubs of Rye no. 8.
The Cinque Ports Arms Assembly Room, Cinque Ports Street.
by David Russell.
The foundation stone for the Cinque Ports Assembly Room was laid in August 1868, and within three months it was open as an integral part of the Cinque Ports Arms. The Assembly Room, which was 50 by 25 feet [15.24m x 7.62m], extended the frontage of the pub to a total of 141 feet [43m], making it one of the largest licensed premises in Rye. Continue reading Inns Of The Cinque Ports
By Martin Blincow.
Rye Cricket Club is the oldest sporting institution in the town, and
one of the oldest Cricket Clubs in the world having been founded in
1754. The club started life playing at Camber Castle, before moving
to play on Gibbets Marsh. The arrival of the railway then forced
a second relocation in 1844 to the existing ground, The Rye Cricket
Salts. Continue reading Rye Cricket Club
By John Breeds
I am sad to report the death of Stan Jones, a caring and totally dedicated Rye teacher for almost half a century.
Stan was appointed to the staff of Rye Grammer School in 1953 to teach mathematics and games. He continued to teach at Thomas Peacocke School where he became Head of Maths and at the Community College, becoming Senior Deputy Head before his retirement in 1988. After this he continued to work as a supply teacher, so giving almost four decades of service to the school. Continue reading Sad Loss of Popular Rye Teacher
W. J. Hacking
By Nan King
The name of Hacking has been associated with the town of Rye as long as most residents can remember, and when William John Hacking was installed as Mayor on 24 May 1965. he was following on a family tradition of service to the Borough as his father had been a member of Rye Council from 1912 to 1919 (though away on active service through the war years) and his mother became the first lady councillor in 1926. and the first lady to be elected as an alderwoman in 1945.
When he became Mayor. he stressed that the prosperity of the Borough depended on Rye continuing to thrive as a market town, and that it was the surrounding farming community that were important, as it was these people who provided the Continue reading Down Rye Way – John Hacking