April 3 2015
Easter comes early this year and to the east of the Kent / Sussex border they celebrate a game that is 3,000 years old.
The game of marbles was played over 3000 years ago in Egypt. Clay marbles having been found in the tombs of the ancient Egyptians. The game is still alive and kicking in a number of Sussex towns. Continue reading Marbles Match and Easter Bonnet Parade, Abbey Green, Battle, Sussex
By Hastings Trader
After a hard winter and a terrible Easter the seafront shops are at last able to look forward to some bright sunshine. Despite setbacks of weather, increasing parking charges and ever higher rents and rates, traders in the Old Town and along the seafront are doing their best to keep the area alive and vibrant. It is a tough job as the ever increasing number of empty shops creeping down the High Street testify. Continue reading Old Town in Readiness Colour on The Seafront
March already, winter has lost its grip and now we can look forward to spring. March may have the odd bad day and I note from my diaries that there is usually a snowflake or two in April, eight times out of ten to be precise. Continue reading Jimper’s Jottings
November, and again the streets of Rye will pulsate to the thuds of Bonfire Night on the thirteenth. This year many are pinning their hopes on a record collection. The secret effigy is ready and the celebrity booked. Now we all pray for fine weather so each and all can enjoy one of the biggest spectacles in our town. For a week or two after the place will seem dead, then the Christmas lights go up and another year draws to a close and what a year it has been! Continue reading Jimper’s Jottings
They are used to selling ‘hot cakes’ at Jempson’s Superstore, in fact 71,000 hot cross buns have been cooked and sold in the weeks up to Easter, but Jimper’s book “Jimper’s Journal” from his diaries of the fifties and sixties was going almost as fast. Continue reading Jimper’s Book Selling Like Hot Cakes