Monthly Archives: January 2015

Fresh scallops and old sea shanties

What shall we do with the drunken sailor? Toast him with scallops, fine beverages and rousing sea shanties at the Queens Head. Rye Scallop Festival opens in style

Train timetable derailed

Why have there been so many cancellations recently and why does Southern Rail leave it till the last minute to alert travellers? The Marsh Link Action Group is looking for answers and, more importantly, solutions

Sparrows – victims of the pot shot

These days we are worried about declining sparrow populations across the UK. In the 19th century, sparrow clubs did their best to kill them all off. The second in our Beer and Skittles series on local pubs highlights the goings-on at the Robin Hood, Icklesham

Loading bay: 10 mins only

Rye's experimental loading bay in the High Street came into force on Friday February 6, writes Tony Nunn. It means goods vehicles have sole access...

TV show leads to web traffic surge

The "Mapp and Lucia" TV series has led to a huge increase in hits on the website of the Friends of Tilling, the society that celebrates EF Benson and his characters in an annual gathering in Rye

Primary passes with flying colours

Northiam primary school has received a glowing report from Ofsted. In 2013 it was one of the county's schools earmarked as requiring special measures, so the judgment after its recent inspection is all the more remarkable

We want snow on the cards

Sales at the multi-charity Christmas card shop at Rye Community Centre went wild last year, overtaking the previous three years convincingly. The best sellers were local charities. How do we keep up this success, asks the shop manager . . .

If you’re sitting uncomfortably . . .

It's not only sports injuries that require treatment - just sitting at a computer can do damage. Rebekah Gilbert offers a range of massage therapies to relieve stressed muscles - and nutrition advice, too

Dementia champions step forward

The national campaign to raise dementia awareness takes practical form in Rye

Kino welcomes its first customers

Five films, comfy seats, good food and a well stocked bar are bound to attract cinema fans but, before the doors were opened to the punters, invited guests flocked in to watch "Testament of Youth" and to toast the opening of Kino Rye

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