Fair Trade Fortnight

Jempsons of Peasmarsh will be fully supporting FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT to be held this year from 26th February to 11th March. The Jempson/Budgens stores in Rye, Hawkhurst and Battle will also specially promote their ranges of FAIRTRADE products. Jempsons in-store cafe at Peasmarsh and their coffee shops in Rye, Hastings and Battle will lend their weight to the campaign by offering FAIRTRADE coffees and cookies. Continue reading Fair Trade Fortnight

Rye Cattle Market 1937

This remarkable account of Rye Cattle Market taken from a 1937 Handbook demonstrates how well Rye Cattle Market was doing in the period just before World War Two. This success was carried into the forties and fifties. From 1970 onwards support dwindled. The Market was closed as a result of the Foot and Mouth outbreak at the beginning of the Millennium . Sadly it failed to re-open and is now a car park. Continue reading Rye Cattle Market 1937

16th. Annual Autumn Show

Activity at the Cattle Market

If you happened to pass the Market way on Wednesday, 6th October, you would have instantly realised something different was going on down there. Admittedly it was rather foggy and early in the morning, but there was so much activity and hustle and bustle. Continue reading 16th. Annual Autumn Show