The scenery was wonderful, the photography lush and the town definitely one of the stars of the production. But, in the recent BBC series, were Mapp and Lucia true to the rivals in EF Benson's books? What did the secretary of the Benson Society make of it all . . .
Every reader in town misses the Martello Bookshop and now we shall also miss the Harveys - or the Martellos, as they were often called - who owned and ran it. They are leaving, the shop itself is still under wraps but the Martello Readers group, which they started about 17 years ago, will keep the name alive
As if you hadn't got enough to do in the build up to Christmas, we are now asking you to enter a competition. It will test your knowledge of Rye pubs and, if you win, it could solve one of your gift dilemmas as you'll have your prize - a signed copy of "The Pubs of Rye, East Sussex, 1750-1950" - in good time. All that's left to say is, good luck!