Drumskulls Walrus and Wedding

Another Mad Saturday in Rye

The Opening Day of the 2016 Rye Arts Festival and things were happening all around the Citadel.

This film depicts the Drumskulls in action – Marching to the Ypres Castle Inn for mid parade refreshment.

Strange happenings in the Church and Rye’s famous Town Crier announcing another married couple leaving the Town Hall after the ceremony.

A “Rye’s Own” Video released on Wednesday 21 September 2016

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Hastings Week Part Two

Hastings Week 2015 – part II

Hastings Week Publicity Officer and Vice Chairman Ion Castro shares some more images of the events during the week, this time the final weekend 17th & 18th October. Continue reading Hastings Week Part Two

Rye Carnival 1974 Part One

This great Carnival Film – Taken by Rye Movie Society in 1974 features 100’s of local people – This Film is in six five minute segments – Several members of Rye Movie Society worked the cameras and edited the film – Details later as they become available. David Smeed headed one of the camera crews

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Inauguration Speech

The New Mayor of Rye & Speaker of the Cinque Ports, Councillor Bernardine Fiddimore’s  Inauguration Speech

The first time I stood in this Chamber I was just seventeen and I had recently been crowned Miss Rye. Continue reading Inauguration Speech

The New Mayor of Rye

The New Mayor of Rye & Speaker of the Cinque Ports

Inauguration Speech

The first time I stood in this Chamber I was just seventeen and I had recently been crowned Miss Rye.

The Carnival Queen – really. I remember being shown around by Percy Sherwood who was the Town Crier at that time, and I remember being almost overwhelmed with awe at the magnificence of the building, the sense of history and of greatness. I remember feeling very proud and very privileged. Continue reading The New Mayor of Rye



Every town has its share of characters who add colour to the area and become well known to every resident. They brighten the lives of most the people they meet and become a focal point of the period in which they live. Continue reading Editorial

Rye Fawkes Night 2012

The Show Went on at Rye

Rain has affected and even cancelled Sussex Bonfire events with many fire-sites sodden and extremely muddy. Rye was no exception and the Pyro crew had their work cut out setting up on Saturday and keeping everything dry.

The whole of Rye Bonfire are no strangers to hard work and fund-raise tirelessly each year to stage Rye Bonfire. Their costs are rising so were extremely pleased Continue reading Rye Fawkes Night 2012

How Dare They

How dare Rother District Council even consider selling off the building that fed the town in times of extreme poverty and which has become a friendly landmark set deep in the heart of true lovers of Rye. Continue reading How Dare They