All Our Yesteryears

 By Jim Hollands

Who were the driving forces in the town fifty years ago? Who were in power at Rye Town Hall in the 1960’s? What was it like to live in a democratic Rye that ran its own affairs and was responsible for its own planning? 1965 and 66 were great years for Rye. The Borough Council was made up of twelve elected councillors and four Aldermen nominated by the councillors. Alderman  John  Hacking, farmer, was Mayor. He was hard working and influential, leading a group of excellent men and women who were all labouring to benefit Rye and the people of Rye. Continue reading All Our Yesteryears

Rye Country Fair

What a great country day out it was at the Rye Country Fair on 20 August at Salts Farm, East Guldeford. The show was a hive of activity from the first Junior Novice riding event through to the Parade of the Foxhounds and Bloodhounds at 4.30. Continue reading Rye Country Fair