Sad News

Heather Worked at “Rye’s Own” in 1965

It is with deep regret  we report the passing of Heather Bryant who as Heather Bottomley worked for “Rye’s Own” when it was first published in November 1965.

Heather played a vital part in those early days, selling advertising and working with Elaine Pepprell on the regular Down Rye Way series that featured local personalities.

Heather died peacefully at St Michaels Hospice early in the evening of 22 August. Her family  were at her bedside. Continue reading Sad News

Rye Chosen for Hospice Neighbours Launch

When you are living with a life limiting illness, the world doesn’t stop and there are many everyday tasks that still need to be done. For those living with illness, the added upset of facing an overgrown garden that cannot be maintained or the difficult decision of losing a much loved pet that can’t be exercised can add even more distress to an already testing time. A new service provided by St Michael’s Hospice and launching in Rye aims to alleviate these pressures by seeking ‘Hospice Neighbours’ to help those in need. Continue reading Rye Chosen for Hospice Neighbours Launch

Hospice & Hospital Presentations by Rye Rotary

Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club have presented cheques for £500 each to Jo Kirkham on behalf of Rye, Winchelsea & District Hospital League of Friends and to Marcia Dart on behalf of St Michaels Hospice. Continue reading Hospice & Hospital Presentations by Rye Rotary

Battle Scarecrow Festival

By Tony May

As regular readers will already know, I am a big fan of the town of Battle. Olde Worlde, surrounded by beautiful countryside and steeped in the history of England it’s a place I always feel right at home! Consider also my love for the 70’s children’s television programme, Worzel Gummidge and in the Battle Annual Scarecrow Festival you have an event made in heaven for me. Continue reading Battle Scarecrow Festival

Town Crier

2005 is an historic year for our small country which has had such a big influence on developing the world in which we live.

This year Rye will recall with pride the terrific efforts of our fighting men of the past who have ensured that the voice of England and Britain had the power to command our own destiny. Continue reading Town Crier

Rye Garden Safari

Rye Garden Safari did very well again this year thank you to Sandra Pawsey’s time and effort to put it on and to the five folks who kindly opened their gardens for the many visitors to view. Continue reading Rye Garden Safari