Well almost. Winchelsea Church became the location for filming part of an episode of US cable TV show "The Royals". A film unit in a small armada of vehicles drove into the Ancient Town for the day and apparently so did Liz Hurley and Joan Collins, but it was rather difficult to see in the torrential rain
The plight of refugees has attracted newspaper headlines all week and locally a petition has been set up calling on local councils to welcome refugees, a vigil is being held at the Town Hall and shelters, sleeping bags and other equipment is being collected for sending to Calais camps.
This London bus looks a little lost by the Cinque Port Arms in Rye - and should have been somewhere more conspicuous. But healthwatch director Julie Fitzgerald (on left, above) was on hand to tell you how you can help...and make a valuable contribution to the on-going debate about our health and social care services.
One year and 1,500 headlines later Rye News is settling in as the town's volunteer-run community on-line newspaper with around 600 regular "readers" week after week, and a growing stream of visitors to the website who want to learn about Rye. And, like all voluntary organisations, we can always manage better with more help. But, for now, let's celebrate Rye and Rye News and check out the facts and figures
Huge skies, flat ground, shadowy sheep, a hint of water. It has to be the "Fifth Continent" - as one writer dubbed it. The Marsh. A unique area in many ways with a place in history over the centuries. Open to invasion from the Romans onwards, and probably before, and now the subject of a wide-ranging heritage project