Tuesday, January 23 2018

Rye Fund awards seven

The Rye Fund brings this year’s award winners together to celebrate how they contribute to the life of the community

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Southern to reveal 2018 timetable

Southern to reveal 2018 timetable  

Southern will be presenting their new timetable at the Town Hall next month

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John Ryan and friends

John Ryan and friends  

Selecting works for the John Ryan retrospective exhibition at Rye Art Gallery was quite a challenge

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Last year, this year

Last year, this year  

So what occupied our minds in 2017 and will there be any change in 2018?

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Unbeaten run comes to an end

Unbeaten run comes to an end  

It had to happen some time and Rye Town finally succumbed

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Ahoy for the annual Rum Race

Ahoy for the annual Rum Race  

Come and watch or take part in the fun as competitors battle the January weather this weekend – but there are compensations….

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Americana comes to Strand Quay

Americana comes to Strand Quay  

A couple’s passion has turned into a business

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Casuals victorious in 2018 debut

Good results for Casuals teams

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Hastings piano competition nears

Hastings piano competition nears  

Make sure to put the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition dates in your diary

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Winchelsea windows help Demelza

Winchelsea windows help Demelza  

Winchelsea Christmas Windows 2017 raised a fantastic £600 for Demelza Hospice Care For Children. The Christmas Windows team would like […]

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Plague doctor of Kent

Plague doctor of Kent  

Documents from an old chest in Smarden reveal the struggles of a 17th century doctor confronting a lethal disease for which, in reality there was no known cure. Alex Ferris talks to the Northiam and District Historical and Literary Society on January 23, writes Kenneth Bird.

Venue: Northiam Village Hall. Time: 7:30-9pm. All welcome: non members £3 payable on the door.

 

Community Transport’s new direction

Community Transport’s new direction  

Representatives from local voluntary organisations meet to elect new directors of Rye & District Community Transport

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Brewery Yard Club sold

Brewery Yard Club sold  

The sale of the former Rye British Legion club does not affect the continuing support given to local ex-servicemen and women

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Commendation for Sailing Club

Commendation for Sailing Club  

Rye Harbour Sailing Club has received a much-deserved commendation from sailing’s governing body

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Museum toasts the New Year

Museum toasts the New Year  

Rye Castle Museum held its traditional twelfth-night party for members

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Deadmans Lane railing failing

Deadmans Lane railing failing  

Is Deadmans Lane a name that harks back to the past? Or could it be a prescient prediction of the future?

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Help the environment

Help the environment  

Interested in helping to ‘turn the tide on plastic’ and other environmental issues? The Rother Environmental Group will be discussing all this

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River Rother bank clean

River Rother bank clean  

A clearance party have worked hard to collect tide-born rubbish from the banks of the Rother

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More help for Syria

More help for Syria  

Samara’s Aid Appeal continues to be supported by St Mary’s knitting group, with dignity bags being despatched on January 25

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Let’s go to the movies!

Let’s go to the movies!  

Woody Harrelson and Frances McDormand star in a darkly comic tale of a mother’s attempts to bring the murderer of her daughter to justice.

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It’s Swap Shop time again

It’s Swap Shop time again  

The swap shop for recycling unwanted household goods opens again on Saturday January 20 at the Tilling Green Community Centre, writes Kenneth Bird. The continuing popularity of this event was demonstrated by organiser Mike Pepler in his recent report for Rye News. “Bring stuff to give away, take free stuff for yourself or both, but no items too big to carry!”

Doors open: 9:30 till 12 noon
The next event will be at St Mary’s Centre in Lion Street on May 12.

How to fight flu

How to fight flu  

Worried about catching flu? Then read on

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Charitable ghosts at the Mermaid

Charitable ghosts at the Mermaid  

There is a dual purpose to the annual closed period for the Mermaid

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An ordeal continues

An ordeal continues  

Six cats still missing from a local sanctuary following an invasion by hounds

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New Pugwash film to be shot here

New Pugwash film to be shot here  

A favoured location for film-makers, Rye will shortly provide the back-drop for some adventures of the world’s most famous pirate Captain Pugwash

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Revitalising Vita

Revitalising Vita  

Troy Smith, Head Gardener at Sissinghurst, will be giving the Winchelsea Garden Society Winter Lecture on January 20, writes Kenneth Bird.

Five years into the job, he speaks of inheriting the garden creation of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicholson, which they began in the 1930s, now the property of the National Trust.  He gave this talk last month at the College Club of Boston, US. Date and time: 2:30pm, January 20. Venue:  Winchelsea New Hall. Tickets at the door £5  (members £3).   Photo: Clara Molden

New year reflections

New year reflections  

Life in Rye for a newbie couple from London – how is it working out?

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Piano concert at Fairlight Hall

Piano concert at Fairlight Hall  

There is an opportunity to hear a Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition prizewinner at Fairlight Hall

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Rock falls, litter picked at Pett

Rock falls, litter picked at Pett  

Walk well away from the cliff when trying to find the Dinosaur foot print and when on the beach pick up your litter, take it home to help the environment

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Free fitness to start 2018

Free fitness to start 2018  

Sign up now for free sessions at Rye’s Freedom leisure centre

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A259 disruption to tourist season

A259 disruption to tourist season  

Could the Highways authority have chosen a worse time to close roads?

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