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The Best Rye Christmas Festival Ever

They came in their thousands to Rye on Saturday 9 December for the third Christmas event staged by Liz PenDennis and her fantastic committee.

For the third year the roads inside the Town were closed resulting in huge crowds safe streets for the children to roam and allow musicians and choirs to perform.

It was cold, very cold, but there were plenty of hot drinks available and even a hot toddy.

The shops were doing terrific business – It all begs the question, why allow cars into the town at any time? Nowhere to park? Well the estimated 6,000 people that visited Rye on 9 December all found a way of getting in without bringing pollution with them.

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Released from the Rye’s Own Film Archive on Sunday 17 December 2017

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Wild Boar Week

 

Saturday 21st – Sunday 29th October 2017

 

We’re not Pigging, this year’s Wild Boar Week is Crackling!

As well as a fully stocked menu of boar and game treats in 31 restaurants, this year’s Wild Boar Week has a fantastic line up of 18 live music events!

The Angelo Tristan Band mark the start of Wild Boar Week at the Ypres Castle Inn this evening (Friday). Over the weekend there’s Jazz at the Grapevine and more live music at the Ypres Castle Inn on Sunday with Sound Beach at 4pm.

On Saturday 21st The Gallivant in Camber have a delicious “Forager’s Autumn Feast” from 7pm, booking is essential!

Olde Worlde Wines will be a hot spot for food and entertainment with Kyle Tatner serving up Wild Boar Gumbo with Smoked Sausage and Smoked Prawn and Aromatic Sticky Wild Boar Belly Ribs from midday on Saturday followed by an “Afternoon of Poetry, Music and Miscellany” from 4pm on the Sunday.

On Tuesday 24th October the Rye Ukulele Experiment are performing at The Queen’s Head Inn and Wednesday has Phil Law and Friends at The Standard Inn. Continue reading Wild Boar Week

Amber at Rye Festival of the Sea

Home Secretary Takes a Break from the Action and Relaxes at Rye’s Festival of the Seas

By Jim Hollands

The thousands that attended Rye on Saturday 22 July to enjoy the excitement of the Raft Race and enjoy the music, stalls and entertainment at the Strand were delighted to see Rye & Hastings Member of Parliament, Amber Rudd The Home Secretary,  in attendance and presenting the prizes.

 

Amber with Skinners Raft Race Winners

The Home Secretary obviously enjoyed her outing to Rye and spoke excitedly about the Raft Race when presenting the winning team, Skinners of Rye, with the trophy.

Amber is very popular in both Rye & Hastings, a fact I have noticed since I first met her in Hastings just after she had become the prospective Conservative candidate to fight the Rye & Hastings Constituency.  The number of people she knows by name in both towns is amazing and her ability to keep in touch with what is going on in the constituency, in spite of her enormous national work load, underlines her dedication .

Rye Hastings MP Amber Rudd

As Home Secretary, Amber has responsibilities for the internal affairs of England & Wales,  for immigration and citizenship for the United Kingdom, policing in England & Wales. Our MP is also deeply involved with matters of national security, as  MI5, is directly accountable to the Home Secretary.

Despite all this weight and responsibility on her shoulders, Amber Rudd is still a highly active constituency MP.

 

 

Scallop Festival

               HOW SCALLOPS CAME TO RYE

In 1975 there was a great shortage of fish during the early months in the inshore waters that the Rye Fishing Fleet harvested. The situation for fisherman became quite desperate as the over 20 boat strong fleet netted fewer and fewer fish. Continue reading Scallop Festival

Rye Christmas Festival Film Part One

Was this the Best Christmas Festival in the Whole Country?

There are not enough superlatives available to justly describe the remarkable event ‘Days of Old’ or the special people that produced and brought this amazing spectacle to the streets of Rye.

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Yes! We know that Rye is a natural background for an event of this kind but importantly, it is Continue reading Rye Christmas Festival Film Part One

Wild Boar Week

Saturday 22nd – Sunday 30th October 2016

Where’s Boris?

Each year the businesses of Rye celebrate Wild Boar Week by hosting a children’s Hog Hunt event. With the sad passing of the town’s beloved artist John Izod earlier this year (who kindly supplied the artwork for this event in previous years) we decided to do something a little different.

Where's Boris - Page One
Where’s Boris – Page One

 

Over 100 shops and businesses in the town will be displaying a page from a Continue reading Wild Boar Week