Celebrity Chef John Torode coming to Jempson’s Peasmarsh

John Torode at Peasmarsh

Celebrity Chef John Torode coming to Jempson’s Peasmarsh BBC MasterChef John Torode will be cooking up a storm at family owned independent Jempson’s Peasmarsh on Friday 16th December.

The hugely popular chef will be hosting two ‘Meet the Expert’ cookery demonstration events during the evening at 6pm and 8pm. John is best known as the straight-talking co-host and judge of BBC1’s MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef and Junior MasterChef.

Celebrity Chef John Torode
Celebrity Chef John Torode

Australian by birth, John is credited as one of the main players in introducing Continue reading Celebrity Chef John Torode coming to Jempson’s Peasmarsh

Peasmarsh Robbery – Man Charged

St Leonards-on-Sea man charged and remanded over Peasmarsh robbery

01 March 2016


A 40-year-old man from St Leonards-on-Sea appeared before Brighton magistrates on Saturday (27 February), charged with a robbery at a house in Peasmarsh, near Rye, on the morning of Friday, 29 January. Continue reading Peasmarsh Robbery – Man Charged

Robbery at Peasmarsh – Can You Help?

Intruder disturbed during robbery in Peasmarsh

29 January 2016


Police are appealing for information after a teenager disturbed a robber in his home in Peasmarsh.

At 9.26am on Friday (29 January), officers were called to a break-in at a house in Main Street.

A 14-year-old boy heard a window smash and phoned his father, who subsequently called police. The boy remained in his bedroom, and shortly Continue reading Robbery at Peasmarsh – Can You Help?

Jempson’s JET Forecourt Celebrates Success At National Industry Awards

The Jempson’s Express JET petrol station in Peasmarsh has good reason to celebrate as its site manager, Francis Walker, has been recognised as one of the top three site managers in the UK at the petrol retailing industry’s national awards. Continue reading Jempson’s JET Forecourt Celebrates Success At National Industry Awards

England’s Senior Journalist

Arthur is 101

Arthur Woodgate has lived through two World Wars, and was a young
man of 17, just starting out as an apprentice bricklayer when The
Great Depression came along.
Originating in the U.S. after the fall in stock prices that began
around September 4, 1929, the problem became worldwide news with the
stock market crash of October 29, 1929.
Young Arthur witnessed the hardships and poverty it caused. It made
a great impression on him and he became a strong trade unionist and
throughout the years up to the outbreak of World War Two and beyond,
became a strong local leader in the Trade Union Movement. Continue reading England’s Senior Journalist

The Jempson Story Part One

A Trip Through Time

Jempsons of Peasmarsh opened their new Self Service Store in 1972 and were soon inundated with new customers. The growth of the original village store to what it has become today is a remarkable story of the enterprise and hard work put in by the family and staff. The following account of their progress is based on a  feature in the first issue of “In-store Magazine” published in 1996. Continue reading The Jempson Story Part One


Easter comes early this year and, if the weather is kind, Rye traders could get the shot in the arm they so badly need after the hard times they have endured throughout the tough winter weather and financial blizzards that have been blowing through the High Street. Continue reading Editorial

Wild Boar


Wild boar is a regular feature of the woods around the beautiful medieval town of Rye, and this year Rye goes ‘wild’ about boar, celebrating this local delicacy of the field, from 27 October – 4 November 2012. Continue reading Wild Boar