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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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  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 30th September @ 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

  • A Celebration of Harvest

    Friday 30th September for 3 days
    Location: Northiam

    A weekend of celebration with St Mary's Church decorated with flowers and harvest produce, with refreshments and produce on sale. ... more

  • Hand of Genius - Graham Short

    Friday 30th September @ 3:00pm
    Location: Rye

    A. talk by the micro-engraver who celebrated the 90th birthday of our monarch by creating the smallest portrait of Elizabeth ... more

  • The Black Velvets

    Friday 30th September
    Location: Rye

    A heart-melting Acoustic Duo from London Entrance: FREE. A classic mixture of warm Guitar strings, ethereal Vocal Harmonies and soaring ... more

  • Rory McLeod and the Familiar Strangers

    Friday 30th September @ 8:00pm
    Location: Rye

    A concert in two parts - singer/storyteller Rory McLeod does a solo first half and is then joined on stage ... more

  • Fabulous Red Diesel

    Friday 30th September @ 9:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Fabulous Red Diesel playing at Wipers. Please check website for updates as music listing may be subject to change. ... more

  • Rye Harbour Nature Reserve & Camber Castle Walk

    Saturday 1st October @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Join Dr Barry Yates on a guided tour of the Nature Reserve and Camber Castle in which he looks at ... more

  • Don Pasquale - Opera

    Saturday 1st October @ 6:30pm
    Location: Rye

    A fun evening is assured as Rye Arts Festival welcomes back Euphonia Company for the second opera this year (see ... more

  • An evening with Mick Bolton ” Mott the Hoople"

    Saturday 1st October @ 8:00pm
    Location: Rye

    An evening with Mick Bolton ” Mott the Hoople & Dexy’s Midnight Runners” - Singer / Songwriter / Pianist Entrance: ... more

  • Steps For Pets

    Sunday 2nd October @ 10:00am
    Location: Northiam

    Come and take a walk around the beautiful footpaths and lanes of Northiam starting from 10am to 1pm (last walkers ... more

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