Toyland The Video

The Best Rye Christmas Festival Ever

They came in their thousands to Rye on Saturday 9 December for the third Christmas event staged by Liz PenDennis and her fantastic committee.

For the third year the roads inside the Town were closed resulting in huge crowds safe streets for the children to roam and allow musicians and choirs to perform.

It was cold, very cold, but there were plenty of hot drinks available and even a hot toddy.

The shops were doing terrific business – It all begs the question, why allow cars into the town at any time? Nowhere to park? Well the estimated 6,000 people that visited Rye on 9 December all found a way of getting in without bringing pollution with them.

Enjoy the video

Released from the Rye’s Own Film Archive on Sunday 17 December 2017

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Mystery Rye Bridge

Rye Quiz for today.

 

Two questions about this bridge over The Strand

  1. What year was it built?
  2. What was it used for?

No prizes but you will have a long memory if you can answer these correctly.

 

 

Rye’s Own Bulletin Tuesday 7 November 2017

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Rye Man Hurt in Motor Cycle Accident

Witness appeal after car and motorcycle collide near Bodiam

 

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the B2244 Junction Road between Sedlescombe and Hawkhurst, some 400 metres south of its junction with Bodiam Road, which occurred on Friday 20 October and involved a car and a motorcycle.
The rider of a silver Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, a 25-year-old man from Rye, sustained a fractured wrist and severe grazing for which he was treated at the Conquest Hospital, St Leonards-on-Sea. The driver of the silver BMW 3-series car involved, a 20-year-old man from Tonbridge, Kent, was unhurt.
The collision occurred at around 2.15pm. Anyone who saw what happened or who noticed either vehicle being driven shortly beforehand is asked to contact police online or phone 101, quoting serial 753 of 20/10.

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Water Off in Rye

Advance warning supply disruption in Rye and surrounding areas
19/10/2017
We’re currently working hard to fix a burst on a 14.5” pipe, which was discovered in a rural area near Brede in the early hours of this morning.

Unfortunately, in order to safely repair it as quickly as possible, we’ll need to interrupt water supplies to around 2,500 residents in the TN31 to TN36 postcode areas from 11AM today. We are working hard to fix the problem as soon as possible.

We are already working closely with the vulnerable customers who will be affected by this and we will be establishing water distribution points for other residents if it becomes necessary.

We are also sending tankers to top up the reservoir supplied by the burst pipe.

We apologies for any inconvenience and thank everyone affected for their understanding and patience whilst we carry out these emergency repairs.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Thursday 19 October 2017

Rye Man 24, Arrested on Suspicion of Murder

Man dies following assault in Hastings

POLICE

One of the two men assaulted in Havelock Road, Hastings on Friday morning (3 February) has sadly died.

Officers were called to the scene just before 1am after the victims, a 60-year-old and a 53-year-old, were found near the taxi rank with serious injuries.

Brian Hill, 60, from St Leonards was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital where he sadly passed away on Saturday afternoon (4 February). The other victim, who is also from St Leonards, remains in a stable condition in another hospital.

Two men, a 24-year-old from Rye and a 21-year-old from Hastings, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and bailed until 21 March pending further enquiries. Continue reading Rye Man 24, Arrested on Suspicion of Murder

Fireworks Stolen from Rye

Warning after fireworks stolen from magazine in Rye

Police are warning people to be cautious of anyone offering large display fireworks for sale as Sussex starts to run up to Bonfire Night on November 5.

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The warning comes after a firework magazine was broken into at Rye in the week leading up to Saturday, September 17. Despite a sophisticated locking system, someone gained access to the licensed storage facility and removed around £1,100 worth of fireworks, mainly higher category display items designed to be used by trained, professional operators. Continue reading Fireworks Stolen from Rye

Rye Wheeler Hurt in Crash in Cornwall

Fell on Decent.

An announcement on the Rye Wheelers webside is telling of an accident among the eight riders from the club who are taking part in a ride from Lands End to Rye.

 

It seems that Chris Ashbee came off his bike on a downhill section of the ride through Cornwall and and suffered back injuries. Continue reading Rye Wheeler Hurt in Crash in Cornwall

Goodbye Jimper – You Have Touched So Many Lives

Jimper  Leaves Rye for the Last Time

The funeral for Jimper at St. Mary’s Church was a very special event. Saying goodbye to a person whose presence was so powerful and who filled any room he entered, was not easy.

A very sad occasion was made so much easier in the knowledge that Jimper himself would have approved of all the arrangements that were made by his family and the wonderful support the Bonfire Boys gave by attending in Bonfire Dress and drumming him to the Church. Continue reading Goodbye Jimper – You Have Touched So Many Lives