By Christopher Davson
Reproduced from a “Rye’s Own” article of 1973
Westminster prides itself on its nickname the “Mother of Parliaments” — not because it was the first democratic assembly (even the Greeks had a word for that!) but because that Parliament which Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, and victor of the battle of Lewes summoned at Westminster in 1265, including elected representatives, has not only continued ever since at Westminster but has formed the pattern for so many assemblies overseas. Continue reading Grandmother Of Parliaments
The Adventures of the Rye & District Wheelers Past and Present
Goodbye to a Fine Gentleman of the Road
Gentleman Jim Catt, who was one of the Club’s few surviving prewar members has died.
Jim, who moved away from the town when his job as mechanic to Odell the Cycleman in Market Road came to an end with the closure of the business in the sixties. He was in his nineties and cycled, albeit on a battery assisted tricycle, until very recently. Continue reading The Sprocket Page
Gilbert Fabes was born on January 6th, 1894, in one of the severest winters of the century. His family lived in a small working-class house in Stanford Street, off the Vauxhall Bridge Road, Westminster. Continue reading Gilbert Fabes