Rye’s Rex and Rita are something to shout about

Rye Town Crier  Rex Swain celebrates sixty years of marriage to his wife Rita. SUS-150930-132800001
Rye Town Crier Rex Swain celebrates sixty years of marriage to his wife Rita. SUS-150930-132800001
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Rye town crier Rex Swain and wife Rita marked 60 years of wedded bliss on October 1.

Rex met life-long Rye resident Rita when her mother ran dance classes in Playden Village Hall. The couple married in Rye Church and went on to have two daughters, Wendy and Jools, and later welcomed granddaughter Carly.

Rex, 84, became Rye’s town crier in 2000. The couple are both popular members of Rye Bowls Club.

Rex and Rita celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with family in the Hope Anchor Hotel in Rye. They also received a message of congratulations from the Queen.

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