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Playden in East Sussex

Playden village lies about a mile to the north of Rye. A visitor could be forgiven for passing by unaware of its existence, as the village has no centre. There are no shops and the houses are scattered over the rural parish.

Nevertheless there has been a settlement in Playden since the New Stone Age 4000 years ago. Playden, or Saltcote as it was once known, is mentioned in the Domesday Book and at one time had a thriving fish salting industry.

The picturesque church of St Michael stands at the top of the hill, and is an excellent example of a small Norman/Early English church. The spire, which can be seen peeping through the trees, is cedar shingled and on top rests a large lead cross. Inside amongst other things is carved screen dating from the fourteenth century.

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  • Wild Woodland Weekend Club

    Saturday 25th February @ 10:00am
    Location: Beckley

    Our monthly outdoor club where children aged 6-11 can explore, play and learn in the woods with campfires, mud, dens ... more

  • Talk at Market Fisheries

    Saturday 25th February @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Come and join Russell Drew from Market Fisheries at Simmons Quay for a talk on Rye Bay Scallops. There will ... more

  • Charity Vintage Fair

    Saturday 25th February for 2 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    “Charity Vintage Fair” in aid of Rye and District Boys Club and Cultural Centre in Mermaid Street - If you ... more

  • Scallop Demonstation and 5 course Luncheon

    Saturday 25th February
    Location: Rye

    Drink on arrival and 2 glasses of Clos de Val Wine per person during a five course luncheon including coffee. ... more

  • Rye History Walks

    Saturday 25th February
    Location: Rye

    Fully guided Walks of the beautiful historic Citadel led by a knowledgeable local expert. Come and explore Rye’s fabulous streets ... more

  • Tatners at Olde Worlde Wines

    Saturday 25th February
    Location: Rye

    Kyle has gained a variety of cooking styles from his travels around the globe, from French cuisine to Asian street ... more

  • Race Night

    Saturday 25th February
    Location: Beckley

    Race Night at the Rose and Crown - an opportunity to buy, name and race your own horse. Free entry, ... more

  • A Serving of Scallops and Sea Shanties

    Saturday 25th February
    Location: Rye

    Rye Bay Crew present a medley of scallops and music of the sea. Limited tickets available Ticket price TBC for ... more

  • An Evening with Mick Bolton

    Saturday 25th February
    Location: Rye

    An evening with Mick Bolton at the Grapevine. The Grapevine Rye, 1 Conduit Hill Rye, TN31 7LE ... more

  • Rye -Citals Concert

    Sunday 26th February
    Location: Rye

    Alisdair Kitchen, known to Rye audiences for his highly acclaimed operatic productions in the Rye Arts Festival, is instituting a ... more

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