By Jim Hollands
Who were the driving forces in the town fifty years ago? Who were in power at Rye Town Hall in the 1960’s? What was it like to live in a democratic Rye that ran its own affairs and was responsible for its own planning? 1965 and 66 were great years for Rye. The Borough Council was made up of twelve elected councillors and four Aldermen nominated by the councillors. Alderman John Hacking, farmer, was Mayor. He was hard working and influential, leading a group of excellent men and women who were all labouring to benefit Rye and the people of Rye. Continue reading All Our Yesteryears
As the one who wrote about Joe Hatter, I feel I must reply to Mrs Levett Fuller’s letter in the April edition of Rye’s Own.
The man at the bottom of Spring Steps was another Mr Hatter, Grandfather to John Hatter, the owner of the taxi firm of Rye Motors, and there was another Mr Hatter who lived on The Strand and also caught and sold shrimps, (all types of cousins even distant). Continue reading PEN & INK
This photograph was sent in by Jon Ashdown of New Romney. He told us that the Late Frank (Pickles) Igglesden had given it to him on one of his (Frank’s) cycle rides to New Romney, a trip he made most weeks. Continue reading Rye Old Boys F.C. 1936
RYE OLD BOYS F.C. 1936
This photograph was sent in by John Ashdown of New Romney. He told us that the Late Frank (Pickles) Igglesden had given it to him on one of his (Frank’s) cycle ride to New Romney, a trip he made most weeks. Continue reading Rye Old Boys F.C. 1936
Rye people do care how local government is run. This point was driven home at the council elections on May 8th. when a near record 54 per cent poll was recorded. Continue reading Rye Election 69