Winchelsea village voice

For St George’s Day on Monday 23rd April there will be an Evening Service in honour of our patron saint at 6.30 pm in St Thomas’s Church. The preacher will be the rural dean The Rev’d Canon David Frost rector of St Mary’s Rye. Attending the service will be the Mayor and Corporation in ceremonial dress and at 6.20 pm a wreath is to be laid at the grave of the late F.C. Inderwick M.P. Q.C. During the 19th century Inderwick ‘saved’ Winchelsea and its Corporation from near extinction and a brief commemoration will be given at his grave on the anniversary of his birth. The choirs of St Thomas’s and Icklesham Church will combine for this service.

The Rye and District Association of the National Trust are holding a walk on Tuesday 24th April. The walk this month begins at 10.30 am, meeting at the Plough Inn Crowhurst and consists of two circular, hilly walks, from the Plough: 3½ morning and 4 mile afternoon. If you would like to take part in the walk please confirm at least 24hrs before by email: or phone: 01797 260637. 

The next pub quiz at the New Inn, as arranged by the tenants John Towler and Declan Clancy, is this Thursday 26th April at 8.30 to 10 pm.

Winchelsea Archaeological Society has organised an outing to Fishbourne Roman Palace and Butser Hill Ancient Farm. Butser Hill is an archaeological open air museum near Petersfield, Hampshire which contains reconstructions of Iron Age roundhouses and is used as a site for experimental archaeology. Fishbourne Roman Palace is in West Sussex and contains the largest collection of mosaics and the recreated Roman gardens are the earliest gardens found in this country. The visit will take place on Saturday 28th April and for bookings you should contact 01797 225333.

Coming soon on Saturday 5th May, 6 for 6.30 pm, is the latest in the series of Fun Quiz nights held in aid of the Rye Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital. Although this is an opportunity to display your extensive knowledge the evening is also light-hearted with plenty of fun. There will be prizes for the winners, a raffle and a delicious supper waiting to be served. As places get taken really early for these quizzes it is best to book and the tickets are £8 per person: contact 01797 223810 or email

Cindi Cogswell, 31 Highfords, Icklesham