A Time Tested Alliance

By Jim Hollands

The age old links that bind three of the head Cinque Ports, Hythe, Romney and Hastings, the two Ancient Towns of Rye & Winchelsea and the corporate members Folkestone, Lydd and Tenterden are rooted in the Cinque Ports Confederation, Romney Marsh, Smuggling, Defence of the Realm and the Royal Military Canal. Continue reading A Time Tested Alliance

Royal Military Canal by Canoe

 The Epic Journey

By Jimper Sutton

I was only sixteen but bent on making my own history. My mate Chris had seen a documentary on the telly the night before of a couple that had travelled down the Amazon in a life raft. Continue reading Royal Military Canal by Canoe

2004 Rye Festival Line-Up

The Rye Festival was inaugurated thirty-two years ago and has grown since then from a handful of classical and literary events set on two weekends to its present size – fifty events presented during a full fortnight of entertainment. Continue reading 2004 Rye Festival Line-Up