The 2015 Rye Maritime Festival brought people to the Strand Quay in their thousands. Continue reading Maritime Festival 2015
Dozens of people waited at the Bottom of mermaid Street on Thursday 7 June to catch a glimpse of American film idol, George Clooney who is prime mover in the new war film recently completed at local locations. Continue reading George Clooney in Rye
Rain Did Not Stop the Fun
The Maritime Festival seems cursed with bad weather. Despite this,
however, the day was a great success and a large crowd enjoyed the
many attractions and spectacle of the boats and yachts bedecked with
bunting. Continue reading Rye Maritime Festival 2008
“Timber boats” as they were known locally, were a common sight at The Strand in the years between the Wars. By 1934 Hitler had sole charge of Germany and a programme of re-armament began. This effort required vast amounts of raw materials and soon the German coasters that brought in the timber were re-loaded with scrap metal from the Gasson’s scrap pile close to Brede Sluice. Continue reading Else Kuhlke At Rye 1933
Don’t Lose Your Heritage!
By Mary Smith
I am a relative newcomer to Rye and a keen, if inept, allotment holder. I would like to encourage other gardeners and would-be gardeners to become allotment holders. Continue reading Rye’s Allotment Gardens
By Peter Holland
Pictures by Martin Carter
All too often we hear that someone we know has suffered a stroke or has contracted an obscure ailment which robs its victim of physical or mental capabilities. Continue reading Fund Raising For ARRCC
Representatives from over 40 entries were in attendance at the Tunbridge Wells Assembly Rooms last Thursday afternoon for the South East in Bloom awards ceremony. Sponsored by Southern Water, this exciting afternoon saw the biggest and best awards ceremony yet. Continue reading Two Top Awards For Rye
Back after year break
Rye Raft Race is back. It will take place on Sunday 15 August. The start and finish will be at different places on the river than last time to avoid the problem of louts throwing eggs from Monkbretton Bridge onto the participants. Continue reading Rye Raft Race
Rye In Bloom
Rye’s Water Festival
An exciting new event at Strand Quay.
Rye’s very first Water Festival took place from 10am-4pm on Saturday 22nd May. A celebration of Rye’s environmental heritage and its watery past and present was organised by Rye in Bloom as part of its entry in the national Britain in Bloom Competition. Continue reading Rye’s Water Festival
By Ron Dellar
Almost two years now out of Rye – two years trying to get used to living here in West Sussex (it is different to East Sussex!) but two years in the course of which I have, on various occasions, been seen lurking round corners in Rye and two years in which time I have made a start in building a new life far away from the plots, plans and devious scheming that were so much part of my life in dear old Rye!
(If anybody would like to know more about my days in Rye and the good and maybe not so good things I got up to, I would be delighted to tell it all, the way it was…….) Continue reading The Jane Ann of Rye in Arundel 1898