Gunman Shoots Two at High Halden

Police and air ambulance called after two men shot in High Halden

A man was arrested at High Halden near Tenterden yesterday (Thursday 3 November) on suspicion of attempted murder after two men were shot near the village

Firearms officers,  police helicopters and an air ambulance were called to the scene near Martens Lane, High Halden yesterday morning. Two men who had suffered gunshot wounds were taken to hospital. Continue reading Gunman Shoots Two at High Halden

Between the Zeppelin and the Doodle Bug

 By Arthur Woodgate

On 16 October 1917, I was taken to the Lion Street School and settled in a class taught by a Miss Jordon. Miss Longley was the Headmistress and with a long wooden corridor she could be heard coming with loud creaks all over our infant school. Continue reading Between the Zeppelin and the Doodle Bug

Cinque Ports Nonsense

By Jim Hollands

“What is all this Cinque Ports nonsense” I was asked by an old ‘Cockney’ gentleman the other day.

“Not half as complicated as the origins of the old ‘cockney’ tradition of sewing hundreds of buttons on jackets, trousers and hats.” was all I could think of as a reply.

Continue reading Cinque Ports Nonsense

House Explodes in Church Square

House Explodes in Church Square

Murder in Tenterden, an assassin operating from Dungeness, mayhem in Seddlescombe and the Old Police House in Church Square Rye is raised
to the ground in a fearful Semtex explosion that leaves the adjoining houses in danger of collapse. Continue reading House Explodes in Church Square

A Night Of Musical Talent

At ‘The Scool’ Adonis Fuzz

On Friday 2 November The School Creative Centre presents a mega night of musical talent, featuring four dynamic bands from across the South East: psychedelic popsters Jouis, progre ssive funkst e rs Adonis Fuzz, alternative rocksters White Horizon and twinkly emo from Hey Joni. Continue reading A Night Of Musical Talent

The Marsh Barges

Built in Rye these Shallow Draft Vessels served the towns and villages  from Teterden to the north and Hythe to the East

While the rivers around Rye, the Rother, Brede and Tillingham, were, sufficiently wide and deep and the ordinary trading vessels small enough to navigate them to their destination without the necessity of any transhipment, there was no need of such a craft. Several factors, however, combined to change the situation in a drastic fashion. Continue reading The Marsh Barges

Joan Camier


From Rye’s Own April 2010

Motor Cycles and Movie Films were her Passion

1925 – 2010

By Jim Hollands

It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Joan Camier. I spoke to her last outside Magdala House in 2008 before she moved to Nothiam to live with, and be looked after, by her son Michael and his wife Angela. Continue reading Joan Camier

Rye’s Cycling Mayor


Paul Osborne will go down in history as ‘Rye’s Cycling Mayor’ but he was much more than that. His casual style endeared him to the public and his practical approach to problems, through very difficult times, was emphasised by the way he got to grips with the Monkbretton Bridge works. Continue reading Rye’s Cycling Mayor

The Tenterden Flyer




Part 1 — The Rother Valley (Light) Railway


by E.R.Y.

The demand for a railway in the valley of the River Rother had reached crescendo pitch long before the end of the last century. The South Eastern Railway had completed its main line from London to Folkestone via Reigate and Tonbridge by Continue reading The Tenterden Flyer