Rye News In Brief

Coffee Morning To Raise Cash For Museum

A Coffee morning will be held in the Castle Museum’s East Street section on Saturday 19th November, from 10.30 to 12.00. There will be delicious home made cakes with coffee or tea. All are welcome.

This is a good opportunity to see the museum during it’s winter closure. All proceeds from the event will go towards Museum funds.

                         Charity Cards in Rye

The ‘Little Shop’ opens at The Community Centre, Conduit Hill on Saturday 26 November and will open from 10am. – 4pm. until mid December selling charity Christmas cards, tags, wrappings and advent calendars, raising money for more than 290 National and local charities.

‘Cards for Good Causes’ manage a national network of over 300 charity Christmas Card shops throughout the country from Truro to Pitlochry. Shops are set up in sites such as churches, libraries, community centres, tourist information centres and museums. Last year charities received over £4,900,000 from their Christmas card sales.

                              Camera Club Calendar

A 2006 Calendar, packed with great photographs taken by local amateur photographers has been produced by Rye Camera Club to mark the Club’s Fiftieth Anniversary.

Copies, which will make a nice Christmas present, are on sale at the Martello Bookshop priced £4.50.

                      United Have Tough Time

Rye & Iden United linger at the foot of the Sussex County League Table. Recent heavy defeats have shown they are not equipped, either in player or managerial qualities to survive in Division One. “Changes are imperative in both departments if the club, so successful since the merger a few seasons ago, are to regain their rightful position as a top County League outfit”. The words of an old Rye player who wishes to remain anonymous.


So much for democracy. All the protests, meetings and pleas were brushed aside. Plans for 26 wind turbines to be erected at Cheyne Farm were passed and building will commence shortly.

Rye Town Council was opposed as well as Camber who are even nearer to Chayne Farm.

The giant windmills, standing three times higher than the weather vane on Rye Church will generate enough electricity to power 32,000 homes. Dr. Hilary Newport, from the Campaign to Protect Rural England, provided the figures but does not say if ‘power’ includes all home electric or is just enough to light a few bulbs? And what happens when the wind fails to blow?

Knitting And Crafts Are Becoming Popular Again Knit

From “Rye’s Own “ November 2005

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