By Dan Lake In December we held a Magical Christmas Bonanza at the Tilling Green Community Centre where the kids got to meet Father Christmas and also get a small gift and a certificate. We had face painting, a kids craft corner where there was drawing, colouring and making melting snowmen and we also had a tombola and other things for adults etc. Everybody that came seem to have a good time. Continue reading Tilling Green Resident’s Association
LATE RYE NEWS AND FEATURES
Bonfire Boys Need Your Support.
The Rye Bonfire Society receives no financial support from public funds in the annual Rye Fawkes Festival, which now costs over £10,000 a year to set-up and manage. All necessary funding is raised by voluntary contributions, program sales and advertising, fund-raising events and street collections on the night. Without the support of the town’s traders, citizens and visitors, the event could not take place. If you wish the Rye Bonfire to continue as the premier social event in the district’s calendar, please give generously. Continue reading Late News Extra November 2012
Amber and Arthur at Castle Museum
A party was held to mark the summer re-opening of the Museum on East Street and amongst invited guests were Amber Rudd MP and “Rye’s Own’s” star contributor 98 year old Arthur Woodgate. He was made an honorary life member, in tribute to his efforts in making sure the memories of Old Rye are not forgotten. Continue reading Amber & Arthur at Castle Museum
This year the Rye Christmas Festival will commence on Saturday 6th December. Father Christmas will arrive in a beautiful horse drawn carriage escorted by a brilliant procession of pipers, drummers, bands and performing artist’s, followed by a spectacular display of fireworks. Santa will then be in his Grotto at the Rye Museum, East Street, which will be free as well as face painting for children. Continue reading Rye Christmas Festival
Edwin Thomas Gasson of Rye
1827 – 1904
Carpenter, photographer, taxidermist and museum proprietor.
By John C. Pulford
In a family letter written in 1956 by my great, great uncle living in Watchbell street, Edwin Thomas Gasson was remembered as “rather a clever old chap, he used to stuff birds and was a photographer and also did some artistic work in broken china”. Continue reading Rye’s First Photographer
The death of Doris Eugenie aged 95. Doris was the eldest child of the Sargent family from Icklesham and she was a little mother to her brother and sisters. She married and lived at Cricklewood and had two daughters. Continue reading Doris Eugenie Preece
Drawings by Brian Hargreaves from Jo’ Kirkham’s “Ryennium”
Antique Fire Fighting Appliance One of the Gungarden Cannon.
Rye’s old Fire Engine. It was housed in the Town Hall and used to fight fires in the Town and local villages. Now lives in Rye Museum. Continue reading Some of Rye’s Treasures
Mermaid Street The haunt of artists, and one of the most widely known streets in the world. This old street leading, as it did, straight down to the Strand Gate, has Continue reading Mermaid Street
Paper on Parade
The work of
from 1930 – 1945
Born in Pontefract, Yorkshire in 1901. Died in Rye in 1992 Continue reading Paperwork on Parade
Discovery Day at Rye Museum
St. Mary’s Church St. Mary’s Church and Rye Museum combined together to produce an amazing day of fun and discovery for children and parents alike on Saturday 1 November. Continue reading A Day Of Discovery