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Last year's grotto

Online bookings for the Christmas Grotto at East Street Museum during the day long Christmas festival “Tales of Old” on Saturday, December 12 start today, Friday, October 28. For more detailed information go to The grotto will be open from 10:30am to 5:30pm and there will be a few unbooked places after 4:15pm. For £2 per child it includes a small gift as well as visiting the grotto. Source, Museum.


Primary school children have harvested their pumpkins for hardening off before carving them in time for Hallowe’en next Monday, October 31 and eight monsters were grown in the Community Garden. The next work sessions in the garden are next Tuesday, November 1 followed by November 12, 15 and 26 and all volunteers are welcome.

The next special event will be willow weaving on Saturday, November 12 between 11:30am and 1:30pm. The aim is to create a screening panel along the rear elevation of the gazebo to provide some privacy from Love Lane. Volunteers will be using willow from the willow copse in the garden in two teams, those cutting and stripping the willow and those weaving, switching over at half-time.


The Christmas charity cards shop opens from Tuesday, November 1 in Rye Community Centre (RCC) and will be open until Christmas on Tuesday to Saturday each week, from 10am to 4pm. Source, RCC


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