May 11, 2020

TIME TO BE TRANSPORTED TO THE FUTURE ?

There has been much media commentary recently about how the impact of the current crisis will result in a different world emerging when we start to put the coronavirus behind us. It is anticipated that, globally, new ways of thinki...

I am writing to apologise for the lack of updates to this site, but as many of you probably know I have been quite ill with kidney and other problems. I had to go to hospital in December and only returned home to rehabilitate last month. I must thank the nurses and med...

April 15, 2020

It is with regret that we announce the death on April 13th 2020 of our President, and former Chairman of the Executive Committee, John Griffiths. See more

November 11, 2019

The Rye Conservation Society has today objected strongly to the latest proposals to develop the Thomas Peacocke School site by Plutus Developments. We recognise the need for new housing in Rye and the limited number of options. However we have two strong grounds for op...

November 7, 2019

2019 RCS Awards

The following 2019 RCS Awards nominations have been agreed by the Conservation Society committee. The Awards are to be presented at the Christmas Party in Rye Town Hall on 6 December. They were selected from a longer list and gained the most support. We...

November 7, 2019

Rye Conservation Society Christmas Party
Friday 6th December


The Rye Conservation Society Christmas Party which we believe marks the true start of Christmas in Rye will be held on Friday 6 December from 6pm in Rye Town Hall.


We have invited Michael Boyd, Mayor of Rye;...

November 7, 2019

We regret to report that Lt Cdr John Royle RD RNR passed away on Saturday, October 19. Aged 86, he died peacefully, having been taken into the Conquest hospital only the day before with severe anaemia. Our condolences are with his wife Liz and family.

John Royle had a f...

October 8, 2019

Rye Conservation Society's

Visit to Charleston, Home of the Bloomsbury Group in Sussex

The Conservation Society is organising a coach trip from Rye to Charleston, a National Trust property situated in the South Downs National Park. Charleston was from 1916 the home of ar...

September 10, 2019

As the heat of the summer gives way to the mists of Autumn and the nights become

longer it reminds me that Rye looks good at all times but perhaps particularly at this time of the year when people start lighting fires (hopefully having had their chimneys swept) and the...

At around 4.30 a.m. Saturday morning a fire broke out within the roof of the George Hotel in Rye High Street. The hotel was fully booked with a wedding party at the time but thanks to the emergency services actions there were no reported casualties although obviously m...

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