FORMER Rye Mayor and Mayoress Frank and Irene Palmer celebrated 60 happy years together earlier this month.
The couple married in East Harptree Church, Somerset having met during their time in the Royal Air Force.
Family connections go back many generations in Rye including Frank’s grandparents and mother (Muggridge) who lived in the former police station in Church Square in 1910.
The couple celebrated their Diamond Wedding with daughter Sarah and grandchildren Kate, Hazel and Stephen.
Frank Palmer has a long and distinguished history as a Rye councillor, serving as Mayor of Rye during that time.
He was for many years the chairman of Rye Town Council’s planning committee and was known for his detailed and erudite knowledge of the town and it’s history. Often being called upon to act in an advisory capacity.
Frank has a detailed knowledge of Rye’s roofscape and a comprehensive knowledge of trees and shrubs in the town which was often invaluable in planning issues.