22 July 2015

Rye Explorer Day

Rye Explorer Day
Join us for a day exploring this picturesque medieval Cinque Port

When: Saturday 5 September
Meet: Rye Heritage Centre
Time: 1030 prompt

Cost: £35 per head, payable in advance

Rye is a delightful small town on the border of Sussex and Kent, with history going back before 1066. It has many literary and artistic connections: the Bensons, Henry James, John Ryan (of Pugwash fame), painter Paul Nash, Spike Milligan, diarist Samuel Jeake and many more. Powell would almost certainly have known Rye, if perhaps not well, as his friend the artist Ed Burra lived at Playden, just outside Rye, and Gerald Reitlinger lived a little further off.

The day will consist of:
1030 : Meet at Rye Heritage Centre for a short introduction to the town followed by a guided walk led by one of the Heritage Centre team.
1230 : Cold buffet lunch at the Ypres Castle Inn.
1400 : Free time to explore the town; museum; medieval castle; medieval church; potteries; secondhand bookshop etc.
1600 : Cream Tea at the George Hotel in the High Street.

The cost covers the walk, lunch (but not drinks), cream tea and service charges.

The group is strictly limited to 20 people and places are still available, but please ask to reserve a place before sending payment.

Non-members are welcome.

Please note: Rye is not suitable for those with mobility difficulties. Many of the medieval streets are narrow and cobbled; almost everything is on a steep hill; and there is a stepped path to the pub for lunch. Sorry, fact of life!

For bookings and further details please contact Keith Marshall.