Monthly Archives: May 2015

Cinque Ports rise and fall

The citizens of the present-day Cinque Ports take pride in the notoriety of their medieval predecessors. The height of the Portsmens' turbulent role in national history was during the Barons War in the early 13th century. This episode is to be the subject of a talk (fittingly) in Winchelsea later this month

Roger Breeds, a true Ryer

A former Mayor of Rye whose family has a very long history in the town has died. Town councillors and staff will be out in their finery for a civic ceremony at St Mary's on the morning of June 10, and Jim Hollands from Rye's Own recalls the man behind the Mayor

Let’s go to the movies!

This week's featured film showing at the Rye Kino is 'A Royal Night Out' (pictured) It's VE Day, 1945, people are celebrating the end of the war. Two teenage princesses, Margaret and the future Queen of England, Elizabeth are allowed out that night to join the party. For the first time they are able to mingle with the teeming crowds, incognito... Follow link for details and previews of this and other movies showing in Rye

Gold award for local lifeboat man

Volunteer Tony Edwards (pictured above), deputy launching authority at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station, was awarded the RNLI's prestigious Gold Badge on Thursday May...

Southern’s summer hold up

The winter train timetables change in May to a summer timetable. It said so five months ago on the front of the "Winter Train...

Walking back through history

Camber Castle was the focus for this year's Rotary Club charity walk - and not just because that's where the refreshments were. Walkers were also offered a free tour of the Tudor ruins and the chance to take part in a quiz

Swap shop recycles success

Some 200 people came through the doors of the second Recycle Swap Shop of 2015, held at St Mary’s Centre, Lion Street, last Saturday, writes...

A star to the very end

The Kino showed a film from 1946 last week, writes Tony Nunn. It was a private viewing and the star of I’ll Turn To You was...

Bowen buzzes over her BGT break

Scallop pageant judge Lorraine Bowen found nationwide fame overnight as David Walliams's golden buzzer act on "Britain's Got Talent" TV show. But she's still grassroots and would love to return to Rye for another scallop fest. Britainy Rae has an exclusive interview . . .

RHSC pushed the boat right out

Rye Harbour Sailing Club's Push the Boat Out event was a great success with dinghies and cruisers giving taster sessions to both experienced and novice sailors of all ages

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