16:30 – Parking restrictions apply to processional route.
18:30 – Vehicular access restrictions apply.
18:30 – Processional Route to be clear of all vehicles
19:50 – Loud maroon signals the start of the procession from Mason Road, Tilling Green Estate
The route is as follows – Ferry Road to the Crown Inn, turn left into Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, through Landgate Arch, Hilders Cliff (East Cliff) in to High Street, The Mint, turn right into Wish Ward, Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, left down Landgate, right into Bedford Place and on to the Bonfire site.
20:30 – The Chairing down of Rye Fawkes 2016 HRH Prince Rostislav R. Romanov III
20:45 – The Bonfire Lit by Rye Fawkes 2016
21:00 – Grand Fireworks Display
As a fitting finale to this year’s display, Rye Bonfire will belaunching ashes of two of its well loved members, John Izod and Jimper Sutton, in the last rocket! John and Jimper both sadly passed away this year, but listen carefully on the night for the sound of a couple of chuckles..
Nearly every week there is an article in the local paper about the parking of traffic in no parking areas in Rye. The problem has got worse since the Traffic Warden was removed. Why the people in control of the town do not employ another, beats me. The cost, they say, does not add up to a profit. Well it would if Continue reading Jimper’s Jottings November 2014
The remarkable picture, of Gasson’s War ravaged building at the western end of Cinque Ports Street, was taken just after World War Two. Closer inspection reveals a wartime National Fire Service notice pointing the way to Rye Fire Station. Continue reading Rye 1947
They came in their thousands to town for one of the best Rye Fawkes Celebrations ever. Flaming torches lit the streets and a burning boat, the emblem of the Rye Bonfire Society, was dragged around the town as has happened for years immemorial. Continue reading Bonfire Extravaganza
Rye Fire & Rescue vehicle, with lights flashing and siren blasting answers yet another call.
Rye firefighters have always had the reputation of being one of the best units in Sussex and Kent despite the fact that they are all part timers doing other jobs and only make a dash for the fire station when their bleepers sound. Continue reading Rye Fire & Rescue 2005
What were those Bonfire Nights in Rye of more than fifty years ago really like? So many stories are passed down by those senior citizens who were there. They tell Continue reading Bonfire Over the Years