Despite a prolonged thunderstorm, rain and floods the Rye Medieval Festival survived and was rated by all who attended as a great success.
Saturday saw the longest thunderstorm in living memory, rain fell in torrents and The Salts were partly flooded. The spirits were not dampened however and things improved during the afternoon. Sunday saw more rain throughout the morning but it slowly cleared and the Sun came through.
The organisers decided to continue the festival into the evening to give the stall holders a chance to make up for lost time. The general comment about the day was that it was wet and warm but everyone had a good time.
Don't blink Dylis, you might miss the bright period! It was good to see so many local people in medieval costumes this year.
From Rye’s Own August 2004
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