This year's Rye Show 'best ever'

Thousands of pounds has been raised at this year's Rye Show.

Visitors and residents flocked to the event at Salts Farm, East Guldeford, on Saturday to enjoy the many activities on offer.

The show, which was cancelled last year due to a foot-and-mouth scare in nearby Romney Marsh, is the biggest fund-raiser of the year for Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital.

Special guest this year was actor Donald Sinden.

As well as the popular horse and dog shows there were plenty of stalls selling everything from hand-made crafts and gifts to organic produce.

Pippa Deeley, the antiques expert, who has appeared on TV programmes Flog It and Bargain Hunt, was present running a valuation service.

For 2 she valued visitors' jewellery and donated the proceeds to the hospital.

There was also a Guess What it's Worth competition.

Other attractions included mini-quad bikes, model aeroplanes, a Pimm's bar, terrier racing and the traditional parades of fox hounds and bloodhounds.

Ann Hostler, fund-raising administrator for the hospital, said: "This has been the best and most successful Rye Show ever.

"We have not got the final figure yet but we expect to have raised at least 5,000.

"Huge thanks to everyone who helped in so many different ways and to those who came along to support the show, as well as all of the wonderful volunteers."