A Great Ryer and Englishman who had a Heart of Gold and who could bring the the World Alive with just a Pen
There are some people you meet as you go along time’s highway that are much larger than life. Jimper was one such person.
A country man with an unrivalled knowledge of plants and animals and an instinctive ability to write about them, or anything else if it came to it. Almost his entire life is documented in the hundreds of stories, books and articles he wrote.
St Mary’s Church was packed for the John Izod Memorial Service at 11 am. today (Wednesday 6 May). John’s early years were recalled by his younger brother Andrew and recalled John’s life from childhood, wartime years, education, army life and adventures in Canada.
This Article was Reprinted by kind permission of the Civic Trust and Architects Journal in the “Rye’s Own” July 1968 edition.
All Rye, Rother and East Sussex Councillors should note that Rye was judged to be in the TOP FIVE worthy of preservation, along with York, Canterbury, Cambridge and Edinburgh. Bexhill did not feature in the first 324 towns.
Rye on the Short List for Preservation CBA list of historic towns
Another Irreplaceable Rye Community Facility about to be Demolished
The following film “The Future of Tilling Green”, was made a few years ago when the Primary School on Mason Road was closed, the electrics and gas stripped out so it could not be used, and the building was boarded up waiting for an excuse for demolition.
This was the same underhand method that was used with the Ferry Road Primary School. It was abandoned and one building suffered an arson attack. This was used as an excuse to demolish the other buildings. ESCC failed miserably to find a buyer and the community was robbed of a fine site for a library and sports facilities. Continue reading Save Tilling Green Community Centre
IN the March 2010 issue of “Rye’s Own” the following pieces commented once again on the fact that Rye Town Council has less power than a village council – Governments Change, Councillors Change but it seems that Rye Town Councillors, whoever they might be, cannot see there is a way to get real decision making back to Rye Town Hall. Continue reading No Change
Perhaps the Council’s most popular decision over the past 12 months was the appointment of a town steward for the Parish. In response to numerous complaints over the last few years, Nicky Ledger was appointed in January to help improve the appearance of the Parish and make Rye a more attractive place in which to live, work, study and visit. Continue reading Mayor’s Report 2015
The New Mayor of Rye & Speaker of the Cinque Ports
The first time I stood in this Chamber I was just seventeen and I had recently been crowned Miss Rye.
The Carnival Queen – really. I remember being shown around by Percy Sherwood who was the Town Crier at that time, and I remember being almost overwhelmed with awe at the magnificence of the building, the sense of history and of greatness. I remember feeling very proud and very privileged. Continue reading The New Mayor of Rye