Jim Hollands Asks; Have things changed for the better between 2004 and 2015?
On Monday 8 March a very profound remark was made during the Emergency Surgery Site Debate. Paul Osbourne, commenting on County Council Leader Peter Jones oft quoted remark about the Ferry Road School site that it must be sold for the best value, questioned the context of ‘best value’ in relation to cash alone. Continue reading Rye Headlines April 2004
2006 was an interesting year in Rye – We have pulled together some of the photographs of that time eleven years ago. There are many faces you will recognise if you were around at the time.
Continue reading Faces from 2006
Have Health & Regulations Gone Too Far?
By Jim Hollands
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
April lived up to its usual self. A taste of days to come then the following day the weather we experienced was cold and dreary. Haze from the water turned many a night into a wonderland hanging above the marsh and letting the tops of the bushes of thorn and willow grace the sky.
Two days of light rain on the fourteenth and fifteenth was a boon to the young growth emerging. A few mallard duck broods I saw were huge, many totalling over the dozen. With the mild weather they should manage to grow into adults. Continue reading Jimper’s Jottings May 2005
Celebrations that Did Not Happen in 1889 and Those That Did in 1989
Early in the 1890’s the names of all known Mayors of Rye were painted on the wall panels of the Town Hall Chamber.
Continue reading Celebrating 700 Years of Rye Mayoral History
Town Manager Yolanda Laybourne organiser of Pride in Rye Week and
Lorna Hall the flag bearer for Rye In Bloom have been working hand
in glove to get the town spick and span for the three big competitions,
Rye, South-East and Britain in Bloom that are just around the corner. Continue reading Pride In Rye In Bloom