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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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  • Happy Sundays

    Sunday 21st October @ 4:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Happy Sundays@ Olde World Wines - an afternoon of poetry, music and miscellany. ... more

  • The Disparate Folk

    Sunday 21st October @ 5:00pm
    Location: Rye

    The Disparate Folk at the Ypres Castle Inn. ... more

  • Children's Craft Afternoon

    Monday 22nd October @ 2:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Children (and their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles …) certainly enjoy these afternoons when there are things to make and do. ... more

  • Leaf Ghosts @ Rye Bookshop

    Tuesday 23rd October
    Location: Rye

    Come and make Leaf Ghosts with us – fun and spooooky activity! at Rye Bookshop, 25 High Street, Rye. Contact ... more

  • Strandline Safari

    Tuesday 23rd October @ 1:30pm
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Take a stroll to the beach for some beachcombing along the strandline. What exciting things will the tide have washed ... more

  • Rye Ukulele Experiment

    Tuesday 23rd October
    Location: Rye

    Piggy themed songs, Wild Boar nibbles and lots more! ... more

  • Witches Hat @ Rye Bookshop

    Wednesday 24th October
    Location: Rye

    “First Prize for the Worst Witch” story time and make your own witches hat activity at Rye Bookshop, 25 High ... more

  • Wild Woodland Holiday Club

    Thursday 25th October @ 10:00am
    Location: Beckley

    Foresty fun lighting a campfire, building dens, playing games and learning woodcrafts. Suitable for children aged 6-11. Parents do not ... more

  • Story Time @ Rye Bookshop

    Thursday 25th October
    Location: Rye

    “The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark” story time at Rye Bookshop, 25 High Street, Rye. Contact 01797 227 ... more

  • Jo Honey at the Mermaid

    Thursday 25th October
    Location: Rye

    Jo Honey is a talented singer, songwriter, accomplished keyboard player and multi-instrumentalist. When not showcasing her own material Jo is ... more

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