Adding old to now pictures

Merging old photographs with pictures taken now can somehow link us with the past and help us walk in the footsteps of those who came before - in a war a century ago. Karen Bowles reports on an interesting experiment

Support needed after fire

Supporters are rallying around the St Michael's Hospice (which has a shop in Rye) and the Sara Lee Trust after a fire left two patients dead - and one arrested on suspicion of arson and murder. Hospice staff are caring for patients evacuated to alternative premises.

Row grows on centre demolition

Rye Town Council will again be discussing next Monday the redevelopment of the old school site in Tilling Green as concerns grow in particular about the loss of community centre services. A fairly limited "pre-consultation" by the developer added to concerns raised back in April, which have simply got worse.

Bridge gets thumbs down

A brand new bridge from Valley Park to a bus stop in Tilling Green, but not much else, over an overgrown ditch is being reported to Rother District Council for planning enforcement. Charles Harkness reports

See the lifeboat at work

Rye relief lifeboat performed another rescue on July 11 when a small speedboat ran into trouble. If you want to learn more, the lifeboat station is having an open weekend on July 17 and 18 with events for all the family.

HS1 edges closer in budget

The possibility of high speed trains coming to Rye took a small step nearer with announcements in last week's Budget, but in the short term work on other lines might possibly mean more carriages and less overcrowding on the local line. Charles Harkness reports

Waterloo comes to Winchelsea

The progress of the Battle of Waterloo will be described step by step in a forthcoming talk in Winchelsea.

Gardens go head to head

Two of Rye's most popular gardens for fund raising events and parties go head to head this Saturday (July 18) with Rye Castle Museum's Garden...

Next in line for a lick of paint

Rye's Town Steward is working longer hours over the summer to take advantage of the extra daylight and his next targets for the paint...

Three courses for the autumn

Rye Branch of the WEA (Workers' Educational Association) has three courses kicking off in the autumn - on practical gardening, China's history and topical...

Lucky escape for two

Two young men had a lucky escape when their car hit a tree and crashed on Camber Road at East Guldeford. The road had to be closed for 90 minutes whilst firefighters cut away the roof and rescued the occupants

Fine for guilty Jempsons

Following a horrific accident when a customer lost a leg after being hit by a delivery lorry, Jempsons in Peasmarsh have been fined and ordered to pay costs by Lewes Crown Court

Rock Channel ‘jewel’ dims

Rock Channel was supposed to be the jewel in Rye's crown, but a new proposal for housing there has been rejected by the Town Council's Planning Committee partly because of Rye's other problems including traffic congestion and lack of parking spaces. Redevelopment is needed, but it can be a jigsaw - and the councillors are not sure the pieces fit together. Charles Harkness reports.

Southern cannot take the heat

It will come as no surprise to Rye commuters that, during the recent heatwave, when train companies across the country struggled to maintain full services, the one who stood out as the least able was Southern Rail, operator of the Marsh Link.

Rabbit stews on roasting day

The Rye Bookshop "officially" opened on Saturday, July 4, with Peter Rabbit (from the Beatrix Potter books), visiting town crier Andy Stephens, and glasses...

One nightmare finishes and . . .

Just as roadworks finish on Rye Hill, with markings back in place, another queue forms last Saturday over the railway bridge and back up...

Rain! What rain? Fete goes on

It may have been raining for much of the day on Sunday, but Tilling Green just got on with enjoying their Summer Fete -...

Stitch in time saves lives

St Mary's Knitwits and Sew'n Sews met for the first time on Monday to knit and sort blanket squares for Iraqui refugees. Visitors took photos and maybe a calendar will be forthcoming to send with the blankets!!

Clergy float in for service

Sunday July 19 will be observed in Rye as "Sea Sunday" by Churches Together, supporting in particular Missions to Seafarers. Worship at 2pm on...

Oh no, not again

It could almost be a comedy program: we have to put up with weeks of road repairs that closed off one of the main...