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Archive for May, 2014

Crimson field of remembrance

May 31 2014.

Poppies are planted in Winchelsea to remember the Great War

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Sign of the times

May 31 2014.

Every year local roads are plagued with hoardings advertising caravan sales and the unofficial signage is soon removed, but this year the signs look suspiciously like genuine AA signs

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Have a great fete: splat a rat!

May 31 2014.

A lively afternoon of games, music and all manner of interesting activities is promised as well as an opportunity to view the hospital’s future plans

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Morris men recall Merrie England

May 30 2014.

Morris dancers bring a touch of tradition to enliven the May bank holiday and entertain the local crowds

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Fast and foolish!

May 23 2014.

A speeding driver films his race through Winchelsea at over 55mph and along a rural road at 150mph, then posts it on Facebook! Police say they are powerless

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Chic to chic

May 22 2014.

A new dress agency selling high quality pre-loved ladieswear and designer labels at prices that won’t break the bank has opened in Fishmarket Road, just in time for the summer party season

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Roots of learning

Roots of learning
May 20 2014.

Introducing Tim Redfern, aka Timberlina, who will be writing an irregular column as regularly as he can within Rye News. Tim has lived in Rye since autumn 2009 when he fled London in search of gardening, fresh air and solitude. When not at the allotment or out foraging, he works freelance as a performer and museum programmer “all over the place”. His first column focuses on foraging and tips on making merry (with what you find).

Don’t bin it, bring it

May 20 2014.

Why hang on to all that stuff cluttering up your home when you could find a grateful new home for it at St Mary’s Centre, Rye

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Anchor’s away

Anchor’s away
May 20 2014.

Locals and visitors have been puzzled by the disappearance of the Rye anchor (writes Tony McLaughlin). For years it has been a meeting point, as well as a climbing frame presenting great photo opportunities. But then, for some reason, the anchor was removed from it’s site at the corner of Strand Quay and the Deals, next to the Rye Heritage Centre. At the weekend one local lady was heard explaining to her disappointed grandchildren that “pirates must have taken it”. In fact staff at the heritage centre have a more practical explanation: repair and maintenance. Some of the anchor’s wooden fixings have deteriorated, part of the metal is rusting and the paintwork has started to peel. The centre’s staff expect the anchor to be returned in three to four weeks “all clean and sparkling” in time for summer, when it can resume it’s role as a useful location point and a much photographed symbol of the town.

All that jazz at Landgate WI

May 18 2014.

The Women’s Institute enjoy a toe-tapping talk on the roaring Twenties, with a lively commentary and contemporary tunes

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Brilliant: five playing as one

May 17 2014.

The Wihan String Quartet and pianist Martin Kasik made another memorable impression with their evening of Mozart, Schumann and Ravel in Iden church

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Weighing the sands of risk

May 17 2014.

Parts of the Middle East are now mainstream holiday destinations. But a new peril faces travellers – a killer respiratory disease. How serious is it? Rye’s emergency community team considered the risks at its latest meeting

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ExtRAWdinairily chocolatey

May 15 2014.

Finding a chocolate you can eat can be difficult if you have a food allergy. If that’s the case, try this new range from a local chocolatier

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Rye News faces a challenge

May 14 2014.

It’s a good start, but to make the paper a success more local people need to become involved

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A fair rate or legalised theft?

May 13 2014.
You write:

A Rye High Street shopkeeper complains that the extremely high rates are punitive and a contributing factor in the failure of many small businesses

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Residents’ views sought

May 31 2014.

People of Rye are to be surveyed in June about the town’s Neighbourhood Plan priorities

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Creative and classy

May 31 2014.

Gifts, cards and furniture are on sale in a new Wish Ward shop that aims to support locally based artists and craftspeople and to encourage creativity

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Blooming lovely in Peasmarsh

May 30 2014.

May is when flower festivals bring colour to our historic church buildings and the exhibition at the Norman church in Peasmarsh has set a high standard

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Riding for Sue Ryder

May 30 2014.

One of the Sue Ryder volunteers gives up her Saturday morning to cycle for charity in the shop window

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Buzzing in the marsh

May 23 2014.

The RSPB is about more than just birds. At Dungeness it is helping a busy member of the bee family to return to our shores

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Cordial beginnings

May 21 2014.

Our countryside is bursting with the scent of elderflower – here’s how to make some delicious cordial for next to nothing

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Stony road to success

May 20 2014.

It was a sun-blessed day for Rye charity walkers last weekend. There were three routes to choose from and money at the end for local charities

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Please don’t feed the gulls

May 20 2014.

Odes to the curse of low-flying bombers and those tortuous nocturnal chimes that keep the citadel’s light sleepers awake and counting the quarters

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Make men more aware

May 20 2014.

Explicit photos and videos guaranteed an attentive audience as Mr Roger Plail, consultant urologist, discussed developments in prostate cancer treatment

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Mad dogs and bad ramblers

May 17 2014.

A warm spring was good news for lambing ewes and the sunshine brought out streams of ramblers, too – to the regret, in some cases, of our regular farming correspondent on Romney Marshes

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Setback for airport protest

May 17 2014.

Lydd Airport challenge suffers setback. The High Court upholds the Government’s decision to permit runway and terminal expansion

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Rye at the crease – finally

May 16 2014.

By Dan Lake
After the postponement of last week’s match against Crawley following poor playing conditions, Rye Cricket Club finally take to the field – and this time they’ll be at home as they start their 2014 campaign in the Sussex Cricket League Division 4. The opposition Keymer & Hassocks started their campaign with a win away to Lewes Priory. Lewes were bowled out for 62 setting Keymer & Hassocks a target of 63 which they easily reached in just 11.5 overs following a great innings by Lee Pittavino who hit 28 from 29 balls with just the fall of 2 wickets. Whilst Rye’s 1st XI were disappointed with the postponement of their fixture the 2nd XI won there first game of the new campaign at home to Crawleys 2nd XI. Crawley won the toss and decided to bowl hoping to take advantage of the windy conditions. Rye batted steadily with Jack Dudley scoring 39 before h was bowled by James Culverwell. Rye set the visitors a total of 167 before bowling Crawley all out for 99 with Ryan Dowdeswell taking an impressive six wickets. If you would like to attend any games this season please check Rye Cricket Club’s fixtures list on the club’s website 

It’s fun – but serious, too

May 14 2014.

What is it like to be a Sea Cadet in Rye? Masses to do, weekends away sometimes as well. Right now they’re recruiting. Form an orderly queue

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Playden’s web link

May 14 2014.
You write:

Playden Parish Council has a new website www.playden.info. It is a new place to find Playden PC meeting notices, agendas and minutes along with a listing of useful services and organisations in the parish. Perhaps we could find a way to work beneficially with you at Rye News. Please let me know if you have any thoughts in that regard. Best wishes,

Alan Blackham
Playden Parish Councillor

* The Editor writes: we’re happy to help. That’s why we’re here. By the time you see this we should have talked

Breed mystery solved

Breed mystery solved
May 12 2014.
You write:

The “Chocolate Sheep” mystery [letter in Living February 9 2014] has been solved. Without doubt, they are Welsh Mountain Badger Face breed, writes my brother Christopher from Downton, Wiltshire. They are hardy and economical to keep and their fleece is much prized by hand-spinners because of the colour

Kenneth Bird
Rye

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