New additions to website


20 May 2019 – Jill Black (nee Woods) School Report 1964 – in Memories here

17 May 2019

Rye College – Looking to the Future – in From the Schools here

11 May 2019

Refurbishment of Rye College – in From the Schools here

12 April 2019

New look for Rye College -in From the Schools here

30 March 2019

Mark Little – Reuniting Friends here

Final RYAs from the archive uploaded

19 March 2019

RCSS Prizewinners 1958/59 – in RCSS photos  here

5 March 2019

Details of Annual Lunch, preceded by AGM – in AGM and Annual Lunch and Events here

5 December 2018

ROSA Bulletin 2018 uploaded in ROSA Bulletins here

December 2018 

RYAs and NOVA RYAs from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s in School Magazines here

16 November 2018

Jenny Layton (nee Bell) is looking for former school colleagues in Reuniting Friends here

13 November 2018

Cathy Ford (nee Boyce) – RCSS and Thomas Peacocke teacher Peter Boyce’s daughter – has sent in some photos and  reminiscences in Memories here 

General and History here

and School Trips here

5 November 2018 

Leasam Reunion pic from Geoff Wickenden – in Reuniting Friends here

More photos of Macbeth 1965 from Hilary Hamilton – in School Plays here

Various photos of colleagues from her year from Hilary Hamilton – in General and History here

2 November 2018 – New entry in Reuniting Friends here

31 October 2018 – Report on ROSA Committee Meeting 30 October 2018 here

28 September 2018 – Photos added to 1960s reunion September 2018 here

26 September 2018 – New Page: School Magazines RX and RYA here

23 September 2018

New page – 1960s reunion September 2018: here

12 September 2018

Photo of Rye Minors c1962/63 courtesy of John Wilson -in Sports

8 September 2018 

Photos from the 1960s courtesy of Colin Swan – in Memories

21 August 2018 

Rye Town FC Sponsorship – in Latest News

19 August 2018

News about Saltcote – in Latest News

17 August 2018

Richard Merricks – in Latest News and Sports

4 August 2018

Lady’s Not For Burning Photo – in School Plays 

23 July 2018

Update to 60s Reunion 22 September – in  2018 – in Events here

3 July 2018

Rye College Year 11 Final Assembly 2018 – in From the School

31 May 2018

RGS 1927 – in General and History

Additional tribute to Peter Boyce – in Memories

29 May 2018 

New Page – Rye County Secondary School Photos

16 May 2018

New Page – AGM and Annual Lunch

RGS at Glyndebourne – in General and History

2nd Rye (RGS) Girl Guides 1968 – in General and History

8 April 2018

Obituary of Mrs Jean Turner – in Obituaries

5 Aril 2018

Obituary of Martin Robert Jones – in Obituaries

11 March 2018

Report of Committee meeting of 8 March – in ROSA Committee

Details of AGM/Annual lunch and 60s reunion – in Events

5 March 2018

David Crew – ‘View from the Strand’ art exhibition – in Latest News

24 February 2018

RCSS Rugby Team, c 1966 (with thanks to Brian Dennis) – in Sports

23 February 2018

RGS Ist XI Boys v Girls Hockey Match 1960 (with thanks to David Swaine) – in Sports

21 February 2018

Britain At Low Tide – Channel Four programme on East Sussex coast, including Rye, Winchelsea and Pett Level – in Latest News

12 February 2018 

Cine film of Rye in 1952 – in Memories

4 February 2018 

Musical Memories Updated: courtesy of Roger Huxstep of the Ryetoffs – in Memories

22 January 2018

Photograph of ATC c 1960 and the ‘W’ girls: courtesy of Eric Bourne – in Memories and Obituaries

21 January 2018

Passing of Gary Parkhurst, Laboratory Technician at RGS in the 1960s – in Obituaries

Tribute to Joy Lofthouse in the RAF Association Magazine – in Obituaries

15 January 2018

Members of various cricket and football teams identified by – in Sports With thanks to David Swaine, Chris Hayes, Graham Bourne and Mike Bryant – in Sports

14 January 2018 

Passing of Terry Barden – in Obituaries

29 December 2017

2017 Bulletin added – in Bulletins

Heather Rendall (nee Bather) remembers Ricky Spencer and Dianne Williams – in Memories

26 December 2017

School cruise on SS Nevasa (with thanks to Keith Matthews): video added  – in School Trips

19 December 2017

Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Margery Nettle – in Obituaries

School cruise on SS Nevasa (with thanks to Keith Matthews) – in School Trips

Getting nicked – teachers’ names past and present (with thanks to Chris Williams) – in Memories

8 December 2017

RGS School photo 1955 – in General and History

Some names added to the picture of the 1967 RGS Prefects – in General and History

Correction to RGS Girls’ Hockey Team photo – in Sports

6 December 2017

Passing of Harold and Brenda Pearce – in Obituaries

Update on RGS 1st Xi cricket team 1960 – in Sports

2 December 2017

RCSS School Plays of 1963 and 1964 – in School Plays: all courtesy of Barry Ewart

28 November 2017

Passing of Margery Nettle – in Obituaries

e24 November 2017

New page – Rye Memories Publications

More entries added to Obituaries page

22 November 2017

Obituaries – New page

21 November 2017

Passing of Tim Brodrick and Marjorie Fooks – in Latest News

20 November 2017

Passing of Judy Whyatt – in Latest News

Passing of Graham Saunders – in Latest News

16 November 2017

Passing of Joy Lofthouse – in Latest News

9 November 2017

Adrian Gumbley wants to make contact with anyone who has memories of the 1966 educational cruise on the S.S. Nevasa – see Reuniting Friends

7 November 2017

School photo 1959 – in General and History

Ted Blundell is wanting to get in touch with some former school mates – see Reuniting Friends page

6 November 2017

Revisions to Leasam Christmas Party 1963 – in General and History

Details, including BBC News Report video, of 50th anniversary memorial service for those who lost their lives in the Hither Green train crash – in General and History

27 October 2017

Reports from the ROSA Committee Meeting held on 25 October 2017 – in Events and ROSA Committee pages

13 October 2017

Tim Hulme, Chief Executive, Rye Academy Trust, reviews progress over the last year in Rye News – in News from the Schools

3 October 2017

RGS , RCSS School and ROSA memorabilia and photos of Rye Primary School Staff 1946 – in General and History

29 September 2017

BFI Archive Film – ‘The School Farm’ – in General and History

Rye County Secondary Modern School Young Farmers Club – 1949 film produced by Les Holmes, teacher at RCSM. Please note: the film, which is half an hour long and part of the British Film Institute’s free archive,  does not have a soundtrack, but has some fascinating shots of the school.

20 September 2017

Reuniting Friends– New Page

Since we launched the website, a number of ROSA members have been able to make contact with long-lost friends who have sent us material. If you would like to rekindle a friendship, just send your email address and a message and we’ll publish them on the new page. We have our first entry from Tim Burgess.

30 August 2017 

These additions are all courtesy of Peter Ewart, who left RGS in 1968.

Pictures of Peter Ewart, 6-a-side RGS football team, Sanders House Football Team 1968  – in Sports

Pictures of rehearsal of The Crucible, the school play for 1968 – in School Plays

Picture of A-level revision 1968 – in General and History

24 August 2017

New page – School trips

Peter Ewart, long distance runner, and RGS Sports Day 1967 – in Sports

Vivienne Winterbottom, MaryClare Phillips and Jane Cole on school trips – in School trips


11 July 2017 

Photos of RMS staff and the New Road swimming pool – in General and History

Mr Dorman with RMS Lion House cross-country team 1954 – in Sports

7 July 2017

My memories of Rye Grammar School (1965 – 1968) – Virginia Hill – in Memories

6 July 2017

Rye Wurlitzer Academy Event – 14 July – in Events

15 June 2017

Professor Brian Bellhouse – in Latest News

16 May 2017

Peter Caister – in Latest News

RGS Form LIV 1962 – in Memories

8 May 2017

RYA magazine and Rye’s Own – in Latest News

7 May 2017

Report of the ROSA AGM and Annual Lunch, 5 May 2017  – in Latest News

29 April 2017

Pictures of Model Railway Show – School Hall – in Latest News

25 April 2017

Rye United and the Rye Schools connection – in Memories

13 April 2017

Contribution from Nick Marshall – in Memories

9 April 2017:

ROSA Bulletin 2016 – in ROSA Bulletins

Paul Turner remembers – in Memories