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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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  • Jazz Supper at The Mermaid

    Thursday 30th June
    Location: Rye

    The Mermaid’s jazz concert series continues with trumpeter Paul Higgs performing his world-class show - ‘Miles and Louis’ - a ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 1st July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market sells local produce which includes: Cakes, Preserves, Savouries, Free Range Eggs, Seasonal Vegetables and Fruit, Unusual Plants, ... more

  • Local Heroes

    Friday 1st July @ 9:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Local Heroes playing at Wipers. Please check website for updates as music listing may be subject to change. ... more

  • An Introduction to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve... P

    Saturday 2nd July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    In this third and final walk of the series, Barry Yates, the nature reserve’s manager, will explore the southwest part ... more

  • Grand Monthly Jumble

    Saturday 2nd July @ 10:30am
    Location: Rye

    Grand Jumble Sale in aid of ARRCC on the first Saturday of every month starting 7th May 2016. The Warehouse ... more

  • Under Winchelsea cellar tours

    Saturday 2nd July @ 2:00pm
    Location: Winchelsea

    Winchelsea boasts over 50 medieval cellars, a number rivalled only in Bristol, Southampton and Norwich. They were all built between ... more

  • Under the Mulberry Tree

    Saturday 2nd July @ 5:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Readings from E F Benson, Rudyard Kipling and others by Richard Crowest, writer and broadcaster. In the garden. Doors open ... more

  • Binoculars and Beyond

    Sunday 3rd July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    A short course for beginner birdwatchers, learning to identify some of our common waders, gulls and terns that nest here. ... more

  • Rye Ukelele Festival 2016

    Sunday 3rd July
    Location: Rye

    The 2nd Rye Ukulele Festival! Featuring ukulele groups from all over the South East. There will be a Big Busk, ... more

  • Almond Brothers

    Sunday 3rd July @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Almond Brothers playing at Wipers. Please check website for updates as music listing may be subject to change. ... more

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