Beating the Bounds of Rye 1982

The Boundaries of Rye

Beating the bounds is an ancient custom which has been observed in Rye on occasion over the years. The custom started in times when there were few maps. Sometimes the events were known as  name Gangdays, and participants would be  going a-ganging. Records of Gangdays date prior to the Norman Conquest.

Rye follows the traditional pattern of  old and young members of the community walking the the boundaries of the parish. Continue reading Beating the Bounds of Rye 1982

Movie Club Romp April 1973

The Rye and District Movie Society meeting at the F.E. Centre on Thursday. 15th February turned out to be one of the most hilarious events in the Club’s long history. Each member turned up in fancy dress and a script was made around the characters. Continue reading Movie Club Romp April 1973