Monthly Archives: April 2015

St Mary’s salutes St George

St Mary's church welcomed some French visitors from the congregation of Fecamp Abbey for its St George's day procession and service. Fecamp Abbey used to own Rye and the two churches have maintained close links

Folk Fest limbers up

Immediately after Bank Holiday Monday Hasting’s Folk Fest is limbering up to entertain, involve and surprise visitors at twelve different venues and with more...

Bikers and bogies head to Hastings

Mayday! Mayday! Giants, bogies, clog and Morris dancers, drummers, sweeps and May Queens collide with thousands of bikers on Bank Holiday Monday at the end of Hastings' busy weekend. But you should feel quite at home as the residents take advantage of the Jack in Green festival to revel, frolic and of course dress up from very early Friday onwards. But the bikers are coming too - in their thousands

Bill’s service rewarded

Local Scout leader Bill Perfitt received an Award for Merit marking his long and distinguished service, in St Mary's Church last Sunday, after the Rye...

Helping at crashes

Technology that enables faster sharing of vital information about a motorcyclist or cyclist involved in an accident is being rolled out with the help...

Higher safety rail for tower

The best views of Rye, tourists are told, are from the top of St Mary's tower. Up to 20,000 visitors a year pay to go up and this helps maintain the historic Norman church. But the church still needs Friends, who will be taking steps shortly to make visitors safer, as Anthony Kimber reports

Capture the castle – for charity

Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club's annual charity walk will be on Sunday May 24, writes Derick Holman. This year it will be an invigorating springtime walk...

Voting like sheep?

Do we vote like sheep, or should we think more carefully about the issues before putting our cross on the ballot paper when it comes to Election Day? Local livestock farmer Simon Wright ponders the issues to be considered in his monthly column

Architects award for Kino

Rye's new Kino on Lion Street is attracting accolades, the latest of which is a prestigious RIBA architecture award

Hiccups . . . on the buses

The bus cuts axe has fallen and new services came into effect on Sunday April 26. There are some new operators and new route numbers, too. Some might be better, but change can mean confusion. So bus user Charles Harkness stepped out to discover for himself what was going on. In some cases, not a lot

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