Pedestrians could overtake a Dengates Bus on Rye Hill……..provided they didn’t asphyxiate on the exhaust …….Paul Vincent. Continue reading Dengates Bus
By Jim Hollands
Fifty years seems a long time but looking back to 1965 from 2015 it seems not so long at all.
“Rye’s Own” was started with the intention that it should report and support Rye. There can be no doubt that it has always done that, although in those early days Rye Borough Council was running the town’s affairs in a very efficient and effective way and the magazine did not find itself at the forefront of political confrontation as it does in this modern age. Continue reading 50 Years The Royal Visit
By Arthur Woodgate
The sea until 1300 would have washed the north side of Rye with a causeway across to Rye Hill. Wrecks of ships have been found in streets north of the Town wall and of boats where the town ditch was. Continue reading Arthur’s Cinque Ports Street
“WE TOLD YOU SO” SAY LOCAL RESIDENTS
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE NEW SCHOOL OPENS?
Seven Local residents who were opposed to the building of the new Primary School on the site adjacent to the Thomas Peacocke Community College. They objected on the grounds that the present traffic problems in The Grove and Love Lane were chaotic enough already and were saying “We told you so” when a lorry damaged the Grove Crossing Gates. The gates were closed for at least two hours, between two and four in the afternoon of 21 April with resultant mayhem caused to traffic coming down from Deadmans Lane. Continue reading We Told You So
By Noel C. A. Care
The non human member of the family was a large tabby cat. Although the cat was large its tail was very short. It has, apparently been caught in the front door when it had slammed closed. Although it looked a little ridiculous it did not seem to worry her. She had a habit of lying close to the ground by the step and jumping out at any dog that wandered in the lane. Continue reading A Rye Childhood
By Clifford Bloomfield
1940 Fair Meadow, Rye Hill, at that time was like open parkland and a good number of mature oak trees were spread over it. I recall seeing, when on our Sunday afternoon walks, a tented army camp with vehicles and tanks standing under the trees. Continue reading Tanks in Rye
I wonder if anyone could kindly help me to find out what happened to the Craft Club founded in April 1991 possibly at Rye Golf Club. Founded members included Major General Duke, Rear Admiral Robertson and Air Vice Marshal Seabrook The one time Hon. Treasurer T. Mc Millan, would like information. Continue reading Pen & Ink
Rye Hill and Military Road. Continue reading Rye Hill And Military Road
In modern times, with all the comforts that the post war world has ushered in, it is, perhaps, hard to imagine the days which Dickens has so vividly recorded for us when the workhouse and the beggar were part of the daily scene and the world was, as Disraeli remarked, for the few – the very few. Continue reading White Christmas
The first recorded motor accident fatality occurred in Rye on 25 March 1905.
These remarkable photographs by local photographer Mr. Whiteman, and the accompanying report and drawing from a Rye newspaper tell the whole story in vivid detail. Continue reading Fatal Car Crash