Tuesday, January 23 2018

Living

Help the environment
January 18 2018.

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

January 18 2018.

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

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Winchelsea windows help Demelza

January 18 2018.

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

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How to fight flu

January 18 2018.

Worried about catching flu? Then read on

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Revitalising Vita

Revitalising Vita
January 18 2018.

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

January 11 2018.

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

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Crib league resumes

January 11 2018.

One of the less-advertised winter games is cribbage, although it is well supported in the Rye area

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Adult learning courses coming up

January 4 2018.

Do you know anyone who may need some lessons in how to be US President? If so, you (and they) are in luck. The WEA has come to the rescue with 10-week courses in practical art and gardening as well as the US presidency

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Elf and Santa go riding

January 4 2018.

A Christmas pony party in Wittersham received a surprise visit

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King, queen, knave and slut needed

December 21 2017.

Sick of pictures of Prince George in short trousers? Or news about which nursery Princess Charlotte will be attending? Not wild about Prince Harry’s nuptials? Hastings is seeking a new royal family to lead its Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebrations in February. This is your time to tune in, sign on and show up

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Save sloe gin for our annual contest

December 21 2017.

Go easy on the sloe gin this Yuletide

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Warnings that help fight the cold

December 21 2017.

A service that can warn older or vulnerable people of bad weather ahead

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Company on Christmas Day

December 14 2017.

For those who would like to share Christmas with others – but have no company

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A great fun day in town

December 14 2017.

Looking for somewhere warm perhaps

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Coming across the water

December 14 2017.

The Star Spangled Banner is sung in St Mary’s

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Santa can call with a surprise

Santa can call with a surprise
December 14 2017.

A Father Christmas delivery service is available again on Christmas Day – thanks to Rye Fire Station. Deliveries can be made in Rye, Rye Harbour, Winchelsea town and Winchelsea Beach, Playden, Iden and Camber. A donation of £2-50 for each parcel to The Firefighters’ Charity secures delivery, and parcels can be left at Rye Fire Station on Sunday December 24 between 9am and 3pm.

The Fire Station is down a turning opposite the Queen Adelaide pub by the Ferry Road level crossing. (Source: Rye Fire Station)

Charitable ghosts at the Mermaid

January 18 2018.

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

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Americana comes to Strand Quay

January 18 2018.

A couple’s passion has turned into a business

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Plague doctor of Kent

Plague doctor of Kent
January 18 2018.

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.

 

River Rother clean-up crew

January 12 2018.

Rubbish is littering the banks of the Rother. Come and help clear it this Sunday

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Rock falls, litter picked at Pett

January 11 2018.

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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Aldi provides Christmas lunch

January 4 2018.

The local Hastings branch of Aldi donated all their perishable food to the Rye Community Shop for Christmas

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Going dry for charity

January 4 2018.

A local man found sponsorship for his self-imposed challenge not to drink alcohol for a whole month

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Great year for Community Garden

December 21 2017.

It has been a busy year for the community garden

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Who was Mason of Mason’s Field?

December 21 2017.

A different approach to philanthropy motivated one Rye resident’s great grandfather to donate areas of open land to the community

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Fiery challenge for Hospice

December 21 2017.

Bravery and volunteers needed at hospice

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Supporting refugees in need

December 14 2017.

Rye residents Diana and Kyriacos Hajikakou give their updated report on working in refugee camps

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Sea Cadets end active year well

December 14 2017.

Rye’s Sea Cadets line up by their stall at last Saturday’s Toyland festival

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East Guldeford candles light up

December 14 2017.

Fireworks and candlelight

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National Trust dances out year

December 14 2017.

A Christmas party goes with a swing this year

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Windows light up for Demelza

December 14 2017.

Winchelsea lights up for charity

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