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Northiam in East Sussex

Northiam has everything expected of a village rich in history- old cottages, fine houses, even a parish-pump on the green. From the restored railway station you can take an exciting ride on the steam train along the Rother Valley either to Tenterden or Bodiam. Alternatively, travel by an enchanting pleasure-boat on the Rother from Northiam to Bodiam.

The fine Church of St Mary's, dating from 1090, houses the Pony and Hand Hearse made for the 1887 Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

Near the church a time-battered Oak stands on the Village Green at the spot where Queen Elizabeth stopped on her way to Rye and enjoyed a meal made by George Bishop and family from Hayes Farm. The Virgin Queen left behind in Northiam a lasting memento of Her visit-namely a pair of green damask shoes. In May 1944 four Prime Ministers gathered on the playing fields for a final inspection of the troops of Southern Command before D Day. Their names are recorded on the gates erected by the parish to Commemorate the visit.

The St Francis Hospital for animals flourishes in Northiam on land given by Miss Kitty Comport to the Sussex Blue Cross.

The gardens of the Tudor house Great Dixter have been made famous by Christopher Lloyd, author and television gardener. Great Dixter was bought in 1910 by Nathaniel Lloyd, author of books on brickwork and topiary and restored by Edwin Lutyens. Nathaniel designed the framework of the garden which Christopher Lloyd has made world-renowned with his planting designs.

Another Fine property is Brickwall House originally the home of The Frewen Family. Open to the public on certain days, it is now a College with fine pictures and extensive gardens.

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  • 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

  • Tentertainment

    Friday 1st July @ 6:00pm
    Location: Tenterden

    Amazing acts - across 3 stages and 3 days. Please remember to drop money into the buckets and buy from ... 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

  • Tentertainment

    Saturday 2nd July @ 10:00am
    Location: Tenterden

    Amazing acts - across 3 stages and 3 days. Please remember to drop money into the buckets and buy from ... 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 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

  • Rockitmen at Tentertainment

    Saturday 2nd July
    Location: Tenterden

    The Rockitmen are pleased to announce they are back performing at Tentertainment this year after their amazing finale last year. ... more

  • ExtraShot

    Saturday 2nd July
    Location: Hawkhurst

    Rock and Blues, not quite the usual stuff. ... more

  • Tentertainment

    Sunday 3rd July @ 10:00am
    Location: Tenterden

    Amazing acts - across 3 stages and 3 days. Please remember to drop money into the buckets and buy from ... 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

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