Heritage centre impresses local MP

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Sally-Ann Hart, Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye, visiting the Rye Heritage Centre

Sally-Ann Hart, Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye visited the Rye Heritage Centre last week where she was greeted by Simon Parsons, manager of the centre, Chris Hoggart, chairman of trustees, and Martin Blincow, trustee of the centre.

She was treated to a tour of the centre and was particularly impressed by the iconic Rye town model and light show.

Sally-Ann Hart, Conservative MP for Hastings Rye, admires the Rye town model. L-R: Martin Blincow, Simon Parsons, Chris Hoggart, Sally-Ann Hart

While expressing her recognition of the hard work put in by the trustees and dedicated volunteers, the challenges and financial vulnerability of the centre were highlighted by Simon Parsons who said: “It’s all about survival right now. Success depends on footfall through the door, and with the loss of foreign visitors and coach tours because of the pandemic, times are particularly challenging”.

Image Credits: Chris Lawson .

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