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Icklesham

Icklesham in East Sussex

Icklesham village is located approximately six miles east of Hastings on the A259, Hastings to Rye Road. The village has several public houses. The church is dedicated to All Saints and St Nicolas and dates back to the 12th century.

Icklesham stands on the ridge between the coast and river Brede, offering views to the hills at Fairlight to the south and the Brede valley on the other side. The name Icklesham (which was possibly derived from Anglo Saxon – Iclingas Ham the home of the Iclas family) was recorded in 772 as Icoleshamme, in a land charter signed by Offa, King of Mercia. The village was probably a prime target during the invasion by the Normans in 1066 as in earlier times it dominated the river Brede. This strategic importance led, some seven hundred years later to evacuation plans being drawn up in case of invasion by Napoleon.

There is an old smock windmill on Hogs Hill which has been restored and used as a recording studio by Sir Paul McCartney. The 1066 walk (which runs from Pevensey to Rye via Battle) goes through the village.

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  • Children's Craft Afternoon

    Thursday 25th August @ 2:00pm
    Location: Rye

    £2 per child with accompanying adult Suits ages 4-10 years Children’s Craft Afternoon - Have fun making pirate themed crafts. ... more

  • Phil Law and Friends

    Thursday 25th August
    Location: Rye

    Phil Law and Friends - jazz, blues and more at the Standard Inn, The Mint, Rye. A Free event. ... more

  • Jazz Supper at The Mermaid

    Thursday 25th August @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Multi-instrumentalist Paul Higgs will be performing his ‘Brief History of Jazz’ on trumpet and flugel, accompanied by Roger Lewin on ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 26th August @ 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

  • Wild Woodland Holiday Club

    Friday 26th August @ 10:00am
    Location: Beckley

    A whole day of fun for children aged 6-11 as we mark the end of the summer with woodcrafts, campfire ... more

  • Andy Williams - Solo Guitar

    Friday 26th August @ 6:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Andy Williams - Cool solo guitar - will be playing American Jazz, Sambas and Bos Novas at La Maison late ... more

  • Jazz Train

    Friday 26th August @ 6:00pm
    Location: Rye

    The Jazz Festival welcomes the great duo Bernie and Steve who blend jazz and latin rhythms - entrance £5 (includes ... more

  • Rye Bay Crew

    Friday 26th August @ 8:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Rye Bay Crew - 2 classically trained singers, a versatile guitarist and singing shipwright swing into the Festival with many ... more

  • Swing Night at the Queen's Head, Rye

    Friday 26th August @ 8:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Rye's very own 'Rat Pack', the Rye Bay Crew, bring you an evening of swing music as part of the ... more

  • Wild Woodland Weekend Club

    Saturday 27th August @ 10:00am
    Location: Beckley

    The monthly outdoor club where children aged 6-11 can explore, play and learn in the woods with campfires, mud, dens ... more

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