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Order of Rye Longbowmen

Order of Rye Longbowmen in Rye, East Sussex

Order of Rye Longbowmen
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In 1989 Rye celebrated the seven hundredth anniversary of becoming a Town, a town that has changed little over these many years. The river may have silted up and we no longer build ships for a royal navy but the Church still stands and the bells still ring out their beckoning call. We still have the largest fishing fleet on the South Coast and "The Rye Bay Catch" is some of the finest fish in the world.

Rye is still a Cinque Port.

On the 700th anniversary the focus was very much on a medieval theme with battle re-enactments, jousting, street markets, jugglers and minstrels. There was also an archery tournament organised by a local archer and medieval enthusiast called Willy Maybury. The costumed archers bending their "sticks" that day come from across the country and their expertise catches the attention of half a dozen locals who feel they would like to have a go. One evenings shooting in the company of Willy is enough, they are hooked and The Order of Rye Longbowmen is born. The rest, as they say, is history.


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  • Rye Country Market

    Thursday 27th April @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market will be open every Friday from 10th March - 15th December. We sell Cakes, Savouries, Preserves, Free ... more

  • Double Bill - The Stepmother and The Playgoers

    Friday 28th April for 2 days
    Location: Rye

    Acting Up in Rye present a double bill of one act plays - The Stepmother by Arnold Bennett and The ... more

  • Massive Rye Model Railway Exhibition

    Saturday 29th April @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    You’re invited to make tracks to a model railway show. The first one in Rye in over 20 years and ... more

  • Walk and Talk - A Guided Tour

    Saturday 29th April
    Location: Rye

    David Hopkins takes you on a historical tour of Rye - Tudor boom, bust and plague, 18th century smuggling, the ... more

  • Quiz Night

    Saturday 29th April
    Location: Northiam

    Quiz Night - Tickets £7.50 to include food. Tables of 8 - to book contact 01797 252114 or contactus@northiambonfiresociety.co.uk - ... more

  • Shakespeare at the Mermaid

    Sunday 30th April @ 2:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Bowler Crab interpreting Macbeth. "A one off free entry event, 'Interpreting Macbeth' is a new performance presentation project from local ... more

  • Charity Boot Fair

    Monday 1st May @ 7:00am
    Location: Peasmarsh

    Hard-standing pitches from £5 on the day - donated to Rye & District Community Transport. Free admission and parking for ... more

  • Rye Mayor Making Ceremony/Celebrations

    Monday 1st May
    Location: Rye

    There will be a service of Thanksgiving at St Mary's Church, Rye at 11.45am followed by the Throwing Hot Pennies ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 5th May @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market will be open every Friday from 10th March - 15th December. We sell Cakes, Savouries, Preserves, Free ... more

  • Rye Auction Galleries - Antique

    Friday 5th May
    Location: Rye

    Auction day open from 8.30 sale commences at 10.00am. For further details, dates for taking in and catalogue visit http://www.ryeauctiongalleries.com/sale-dates/ ... more

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