Summer safety by the sea

Summer's here and on the days when the sun does shine many of us like to head to the beach at Camber. But for parents of young children the lure of a refreshing dip or lying lazily on the beach comes with the risk of the kids wandering off and getting lost among the crowds. So it's reassuring to know that Camber's summertime safety operation is in full swing

The (Rye) Grand National

Short legs, skirts and uncontrollable laughter were the biggest drawbacks for competitors in Rye's answer to Aintree - but from all the grinning faces at the finish it was clear it simply didn't matter who won

Roots, blooms and uber tubers

A decade of decorative displays of home-grown victuals, and a few dubious ones, will be celebrated when the 10th Rye Flower and Vegetable Show takes place on Saturday August 30 at the Community Centre from 2pm

Vigil for Great War dead

Nearly half of the 300 Rye men who volunteered to fight in World War 1 were to perish. A special service at St Mary's on Sunday commemorated the start of that war. Many families lost two sons, but one - the Tiltmans - lost five

A dog day afternoon

Despite storms before and after, the annual Winchelsea summer fete was a triumph. Brilliant sunshine and a fresh breeze created the perfect setting for a bustling afternoon

Wanted: fit, strong rescue crew

The inshore rescue service at Pett Level needs some help itself. It needs more volunteers to man the boat. If you dare, go along to its open day

Grand National comes to town

A summer fair is an integral part of life in the English countryside. The Rye Show is on Saturday August 16 and has everything you'd expect: horses, dogs, serious contests, silly competitions, fun, games, food, drink - and lots of visitors

Bales of hay and wool

Thousands of marsh sheep are looking well shorn at the moment after an annual haircut but are the farmers happy with the return? Our farming expert stares into his wallet and explains the economics

Yoga picnic

My recent yoga picnic was held in the beautiful garden at Smallhythye Place, writes Margot Dixon. Enthusiasts from my classes in East Sussex and Kent were...

Another successful swap

The final Saturday in July saw the tenth in the series of popular Recycle Swap Shop events, this time held at the Tilling Green Community Centre.

Pastors go extra mile

Street pastors have transformed the weekend late-night scene in many towns and cities. But what did they find to do in Rye?

Restored and rewarded

Two awards have come the way of Liz and Andrew Bamji this year for the restoration of their Georgian house in Rye. Here they tell the story of their project

Ryers rally round

It takes more than one "tornado" to stop the party. Rye Museum held a successful fund-raising event despite rotten weekend weather

‘Allo ‘Allo . . . it’s wartime

Living in the past is big business. Locally, few come bigger than the War and Peace Revival. Dance to vinyl, embrace tanks, laugh with a classic comedy cast

Salutes to the fallen

The annual visit to Ypres to commemorate local men who fell there in 1914 has a particular poignancy as the centenary of the start of World War 1 approaches

Cakes, music, fireworks

Rye Bonfire Society held a successful money-raising fête in Rae Festing's delightful garden at 11 High Street Rye on July 12

A winning fresh start . . .

Rye was a double winner in the recent Sussex Heritage Trust awards. A couple of residents and a town-based architect were rewarded for their sensitive restoration work - of a listed house in town and a nearby village hall

Mission accomplished

A Rye woman travelled to Austria to make a sponsored charity jump down a mountain. She was paying tribute to her son's best friend who died in a road accident.

Fêteful day at Tilling Green

Weather permitting an English summer is filled with families horsing around at local fairs and in Rye few are as important as the Tilling Green summer fête

Log on to knowledge

Our daily lives revolve around computers and smart phones: for shopping, information, social chit chat. Which is why a club to help us make the most of the internet age is doing so well in Tilling Green