Reunion of those who left Rye Grammar School in 1955

They came from all over the World to enjoy an evening together at The Fish Cafe. Some had not seen each other for fifty years. John Barnes, who has lived in California for many years, organised the event which was a resounding success. Plans are already being made for another gathering in a few years time .

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Scallop Festival

Celebrate the Scallop! If you’ve never watched a scallop race then you could be in for a real treat as the ancient Cinque Ports town of Rye, East Sussex heads towards its 11th Rye Bay Scallop week. The hilarious What a Load of Scallops race sees teams running around the town with barrow loads of shells, competing for the acclaimed Scallop Trophy. This is just one of the dozens of quirky events organised to celebrate the delicious shellfish for which Rye is justifiably renowned. Continue reading Scallop Festival

Rye Bay Scallop Week

Saturday 2nd – Sunday 10th February 2013 School for Scallops

The medieval town of Rye, on the Sussex coast, is home to one of the biggest scallop celebrations in Europe. From 2nd – 10th February 2013 the ancient Cinque Ports town gives itself over to the mouth-watering shellfish during the Rye Bay Scallop Week. Continue reading Rye Bay Scallop Week

Rye Scallop Festival 2005

The third annual Rye Bay Scallop Festival, which originated from an idea of local restaurateur Kate Hemmings, has proved to be a great success. Continue reading Rye Scallop Festival 2005