For those that were unable to attend the Memorial Service here is Gary Bourn’s Tribute to his Dad
Michael, Mick, Mike, Ernie, Mick the Milk, Mr Bourn, Sub Officer Bourn and even Russ Abbott are some of the names you have known my Dad by – His actual name was George Michael Albert – but to make this easy for me to do, and as he was mine, I will refer to him simply as “Dad”.
Dad was born on the 16 August 1938. He was Ethel and Franks, aka Pop-Pop’s, third child and only son and a little brother for his sisters Audrey and Margaret. They all grew up in the family home at number 4 Richmond Villas or as we know it 17 Rope Walk. Continue reading My Dad – Gary Bourn’s Tribute
Made in 1965
Filmed at Winchelsea Beach very close to the Ship Inn.
Continue reading Swan Lake – Filmed at Winchelsea Beach
Saturday 27th October – Sunday 4th November 2012
This year Rye is “Wild” about Boar!
Already 16 venues in and around Rye in East Sussex have confirmed their intent to showcase Wild Boar and medieval dishes on their menus, many of which have already submitted their menus and can be found on the website wildboar.org.uk. Continue reading Wild Boar Week
The 1930 Flood
The sea broke through at Winchelsea Beach just west of Dogs Hill. The Old ‘Ship Inn’ was washed away. Continue reading Rye Harbour of Yesteryear
The Rye & District Movie Society’s Annual Dinner, held at the Ship Inn, Rye on Friday 27th February was another great success in the long tradition of successful events run by this go-ahead group of movie makers.
Fifty-eight members and friends wined, dined and watched four films, two of which, were elected by those present to represent the Society in the East Sussex Inter Club film Competition and the new R.X. Trophy Competition. Continue reading Movie Society Dinner 1970
A Summary History Of Rye
Part Ill—The Seventeenth Century
Rye, at the opening of the seventeenth century, still boasted an almost intact town wall, except on the eastern side: the battery in the Gungarden still possessed some guns, although the majority had been sent away at the time of the Armada. The harbour, on which the prosperity of the town so much depended, continued to deteriorate and was, consequently, a constant source of anxiety to the corporation. Although no foreign invader was to set foot in the town again all was not well, for the monarchy was on the verge of bankruptcy. “Though God hath Continue reading Summary History Part Three