Monthly Archives: October 2014

Rangers run halted by keeper

Hastings United's keeper was on top form to help halt Beckley Rangers two match unbeaten run as they went down 1-3 to United in the Crowborough and District Division A under 18s league.

Iden come from behind to win

Iden progressed into the quarter finals of the Birchwood Ford Challenge Cup beating Peche Hill Select 3-1 at the Park, Iden. Goals from Sam Cooper, Chris Gould and Alfie Weller secured a win despite having a bare eleven players due to work commitments, injuries and absences for reasons unknown!

Where the bombs fell

At the point when memories start to become history, Rye was very much on the front line during the second world war, both when a German invasion seemed possible, and in the run-up to D-Day, and when Hitler counter-attacked by launching thousands of flying bombs at London - mainly over the town and the nearby coastline. So Rye was not immune from bombs (and planes) falling out of the sky. Charlie Harkness reports on his childhood.

Getting more control over planning

Residents have supported the broad ideas behind the Neighbourhood Plan, which could give the town hall greater control over Rye's own affairs. But education was omitted and, now the "supermarket proposal" has been abandoned and that land is up for sale, more issues and options have to be considered - including playing field provision. So a lot needs to be done between now and the planned vote on the plan next May alongside the general election.

Mapp & Lucia quiz winners

The three winners of our EF Benson quiz are: Judith Gibson of Rye, Margaret Holman, also of Rye, and Colin Jenner of Hastings. All...

Remarkable world premiere quartet

The Piatti Quartet brought their week 'in residence' at the Arts Festival to a dramatic climax with the world premiere performance of Joseph Phibbs' string quartet in St Mary's Church in the last of a series of concerts and events featuring them, and in nearly the last event of the Festival itself. Alexander Stiller reports.

1,000 performers in folk festival

Tenterden has a great line up of events for its 22nd annual folk festival this weekend. The streets will be filled with Morris men and women, clog and garland dancers and giants

Scoutfest at new building

Time to get knotted - or learn about dough twists and bottle rockets - as Rye Scouts celebrate new premises near Rye Leisure Centre with a "Scoutfest" this Saturday, October 4 from 10am - 4pm.

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