Arthur’s Thank You

Arthur Woodgate, who died yesterday gave me this letter on 22 July 2009 and  made me promise to publish it to thank everyone at Rye Memorial Care Centre for looking after him so well.

I know Arthur had many happy times at the hospital where he spent most of the the last 10 years of his life and recorded his lifetime experiences for all of us to enjoy. He was a very special man and the people that kept him going through that period are special people too – Rye is lucky to have them.           Jim Hollands Continue reading Arthur’s Thank You


Connections – Arthur’s Thank You

By Arthur Woodgate

These little tributes to the old Rye families with members or connections with staff members of The Rye Memorial Care Centre are intended to be, through “Rye’s Own”, a tribute to all those who work in the centre and are looking after me as a patient here.


A man named David Benn moved into Rye about the time that Tilling Green was opened. I’m sure I’m right when I say at the far end of Marley Road right on a Continue reading Connections

Rye Goes Rock


The very best local Rock Bands gave their services free of charge to help ARRC (Activities, Respite, Rehabilitation and Care) based at the Rye Memorial Care Centre for “Rye Goes Rock” at the Thomas Peacocke on Saturday 3 June. Continue reading Rye Goes Rock

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Bowing to Pressure

It seems that the spotlight that “Rye’s Own” and the “Rye Observer” have been putting on the unfair favouritism shown towards Bexhill to the detriment of Rye, Battle and the villages by Rother District Council has embarrassed the Rother Cabinet. Continue reading Town Crier

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Campaign For A Democratic Rye

The work of the Campaign for a Democratic Rye Group is aimed entirely at restoring power and decision making locally. It seeks to encourage Rye Councillors to face up to Rother and claim back what was taken from it in 1974. At the Public Meeting, held at the Rye Community Centre in November the numbers of people attending were a bit better than those that attend meetings of the Town Council, perhaps there is a message here somewhere. Continue reading Town Crier


Those who went to the Ferry Road Primary School in the years just after the War will be especially interested in the 1946 Staff Photograph that is publish on page twenty-six. What a fine bunch of teachers they were. Continue reading Editorial

Exciting Events In Rye For Coming Months

What a terrific programme Rye has to offer over the coming months. Kicking off with the South East in Bloom Judging at the beginning of July, this is just the precursor to the even more important Britain in Bloom Judging which will follow in early August. Continue reading Exciting Events In Rye For Coming Months