Childhood memories – more please!


Last week’s article Childhood memories of a local obviously touched a nerve with many people, judging by the responses from the 31 comments received to date. In my view it is very important to record the history of our town so that future generations can benefit from it and so often when people move away or worse, their memories go with them.

Vic Vicarey’s childhood memories prompted responses from so many locals who still live here, but also from others who have moved away but were thrilled to read about his exploits, which they could identify with. We had responses as far afield as New Zealand and South Africa, and now so many locals who may have lost touch over the years are back in contact with each other as a result of the article.

Rye News is constantly asking for stories and contributors, our readers love to hear about their local history from whichever century and after all, Rye News is “The voice of the local community, a weekly online publication with news and views for Rye and the local area, run by volunteers”

It’s a professional, community based, digital publication covering a large and varied range of topics, but we need more real life stories from you, our locals, to write about, share with our readers and record for posterity. So if you think you have something to share please get in touch, if writing the article seems daunting don’t worry, that’s what we do and if you have photos to include in the article, assuming we have the required permissions, we can include these in your article.

There’s no time like the present as the saying goes, Vic made the effort and look what happened to his childhood memories. So, if you fancy giving it a go we would be delighted to hear from you, contact me, Nick Forman by email at and we can get the ball rolling.

Image Credits: Nick Forman .

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