Saturday 12 November saw the usual suspects out on the streets of Rye. Jimper, John Izod, Paul Carey and the gang were out organising, marshalling and collecting cash in large buckets for local charities.
It was the regular ‘night of fire’ Ryers have become accustomed to. A spectacular torchlight procession, sensational fireworks display and huge bonfire. Continue reading Rye Bonfire Report 2011
Rain stops as Procession gets under way.
The heavy rain that fell in bucket loads at Icklesham Bonfire on the fifth continued through to Saturday and threatened to disrupt the proceedings at Rye. Continue reading Rye Bonfire 2008
By David Pawsey
On May 8 sixty years ago the War in Europe came to a close and the population of Rye, who had been in the front line since War was declared on 3 September 1939, celebrated the news with impromptu parties and the hoisting of flags and draping of bunting across the streets. This, the most famous picture taken in Rye during the War, shows the Rye Home Guard on parade through Landgate. Taken in 1940, at the height of the invasion scare it reflects the determination that these men had to defend their town and country. Many went on to join the regular army. Continue reading VE Day in RYE 8 May 2045