Monthly Archives: April 2015
A Peasmarsh woman and her young niece are both to jump from an aircraft at 12,000ft in a sponsored skydive for the Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance. In a bizarre twist of fate the two women and two other members of the same family have all been rescued by the charity in three separate incidents. Two were in horse riding accidents, two were in a road crash at Peasmarsh. Jamie Cheshire tells the story
Rumour has it that the heroines who have introduced so many additional visitors to Rye and to the books by EF Benson will not themselves be returning. Allan Downend, who knows Mapp and Lucia well, reminisces on two remarkable characters and imagines what might have been
Our weekly look ahead at films showing in Rye features the thought provoking 'Good Kill', the story of a Las Vegas fighter-pilot turned drone-pilot starring Ethan Hawke (pictured), who fights the Taliban via remote control for half of his day, then goes home to his wife and kids in the suburbs for the other half. Read on for reviews and links to trailers . . .
The bus subsidy axe falls this Sunday. The immediate effect: no Sunday services to Northiam and Rye Harbour. To be followed by the halving of weekday off-peak services from Rye to Northiam and Tenterden. There is another snag facing passengers: printed timetables aren't on the streets yet. Charles Harkness reports . . .