Bonfire collectors out in force


Tim Phillips of the Rockitmen and friends were outside Adams Stationers on Saturday morning, October 14, selling raffle tickets in support of the Rye Bonfire Society. Tim Phillips said: “We would like to thank everyone who has donated prizes:  Chapman’s Fish, Rye Lodge,The Mermaid, Jeakes House, the King’s Head, Marino’s, the Rye Pet Shop, Cafe on the Quay and Mint Ideas.

The Rockitmen’s next concert is on October 28 at the Rye Community Centre on Conduit Hill.

Rye’s bonfire procession will start following a large signal maroon at 7:50pm from Mason Road, on the Tilling Green Estate; the route will follow Ferry Road to the Crown Inn, turn left into Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, through Landgate Arch, Hilders Cliff (East Cliff) in to High Street, The Mint, turn right into Wish Ward, Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, left down Landgate, right into Bedford Place and on to the bonfire site.

At about 8:30pm Rye Fawkes 2017 will be chaired down by Centurions from Robertsbridge Bonfire Society from Hilders Cliff down to the bonfire site ready for him to light the ‘normous bonfire at about 8:45pm, this will be followed by a grand fireworks display at around 9pm.

Photo: Kenneth Bird

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