Saturday, August 19 2017

Hurricane shadows busy weekend

Weather forecasting is an uncertain science – but it can make or break an event sometimes and this Saturday’s annual Country Show will be hoping for the best!

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The mayor the merrier

The mayor the merrier  

The Hythe Venetian fete was a tremendous success with perfect weather and beautiful tableaux on 29 floats

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One man went to mow a meadow

One man went to mow a meadow  

Meadows are being mowed at Great Dixter garden and what a contrast it is!

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Should jazz take over the roads?

Should jazz take over the roads?  

Road closures inevitably cause inconvenience. Should their use should be restricted to charitably-organised events for the benefit of the whole community ?

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Bank Holiday jazz closes roads

Bank Holiday jazz closes roads  

Jazz fans listen to a concert last year – but the picture has two sides to it, and conflicting views. See the OPINION page !

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1st XI defeat rivals Rottingdean

1st XI defeat rivals Rottingdean  

Rye 1st XI victorious while other teams struggle

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Locally grown, not flown

Locally grown, not flown  

Two groups of flower arrangers visited the new flower business at Orchard Farm in Beckley

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Jolly Roger sighted in Rye Harbour

Jolly Roger sighted in Rye Harbour  

The Sailing Club ran another successful taster day, this time with a pirate theme and aimed at the younger would-be sailors as well as helping to raise funds for the continued refurbishment of Club facilities

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Tatner’s fine dining by the sea

Tatner’s fine dining by the sea  

No need to take picnics to Camber Sands, fine food is already there

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Hazards in the High Street

The perils of advertising boards in the High Street

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Holding out for a hero

Holding out for a hero  

Do you have a local hero? BBC Sussex has launched this year’s awards scheme

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How safe are our allotments?

How safe are our allotments?  

With the seemingly relentless pressure to build more homes, how safe are our allotments?

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Nail-biting tennis at RLTC

Nail-biting tennis at RLTC  

Wind and rain failed to dampen the spirits in an exciting tournament

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All you need is Love (Lane)

All you need is Love (Lane)  

Amber Rudd popped in to the community garden on Love Lane and discussed plans for a Great Get Together next year

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Cricket Club defeats MCC

Cricket Club defeats MCC  

The sun shone for the bi-annual MCC versus Rye cricket club fixture on the Salts

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Bowls Club Open Mixed Triples

Bowls Club Open Mixed Triples  

Despite the rain, members of the competing clubs played on

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Readers respond to our survey

Readers respond to our survey  

An excellent response to our Readership Survey will help us improve Rye News still further

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Bank holiday weekend jazz fest

Bank holiday weekend jazz fest  

It’s a Hue & Cry at the Rye Jazz Festival this August Bank Holiday weekend!

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Sailing Club’s World Champion

Sailing Club’s World Champion  

A young dinghy sailor from Rye Harbour Sailing Club wins World Championship in France

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Let’s go to the movies!

Let’s go to the movies!  

Four old friends go to New Orleans for a festival and spend a weekend on the wild side

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Straight to the art of Rye

Straight to the art of Rye  

With nearly 400 exhibits from over 100 local artists, and prices ranging from £25 to over £5,000, Rye Society of Artists Summer Exhibition is well worth a visit – even if Rye itself (see painting above) does not always live up to the artist’s imagination

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Literary Rye welcomes writers

Literary Rye welcomes writers  

In another of his series of articles previewing events at next month’s Rye Arts Festival, Andy Stuart takes a look at some of the writers who will be appearing

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Winchelsea summer fundraiser

Winchelsea summer fundraiser  

Dogs were centre stage at the annual Winchelsea summer fete and fun dog show

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Flavours from around the world

Flavours from around the world  

The World Market on Strand Quay was a feast, in more ways than one

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Lads and birds’ new Festival venue

Lads and birds’ new Festival venue  

Football at the Festival? Whatever next! Don’t get your feathers up, come and join in the fun

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Rye Artists host festive evening

Rye Artists host festive evening  

The Rye Society of Artists present their 2017 Summer Show with a rousing first night

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Tuesday Painters exhibit

Tuesday Painters exhibit  

The 54th annual exhibition of new work by local artists, members of the Tuesday Painters Club, gets under way on Friday August 18 at 3pm, writes Kenneth Bird. It will be held at St Mary’s Centre in Lion Street and is open till August 28. It is hoped that club president, Dr Richard Baines, will again open the show as in previous years.

For a reprise of last year as published in Rye News or for further information, contact rosemaryfrostuk@yahoo.co.uk

Play Boules at Strand Quay

Play Boules at Strand Quay  

The rarely used Boules pitch at the Strand Quay is now being used once a week over the summer months by the Rye & District U3A, writes Kathy Varley. Rye is lucky to have such a facility available, thanks to the environment agency for constructing it.   photo: Scott Varley

Museum Summer Party

Museum Summer Party  

Fine weather saw members able to spend the evening in the garden of the Ypres Tower

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Rye 1st XI slip at home to Glynde

A disappointing weekend for the teams as rain played its part in frustrating their efforts

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Talkin’ ’bout a new generation

Talkin’ ’bout a new generation  

Rye Art Gallery is currently showcasing the work of GCSE students from Rye College

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