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Town Diary

February 2013

Fri 1 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Fri 1 The Wild West Winchelsea Singers New Hall 14:00  
Sat 2 Church market church running costs Church 10:30 12:00
Fri 2 The Wild West Winchelsea Singers New Hall 19:00  
Wed 6 mobile library ESCC Castle Street 13:40 14:10
Wed 13 Jerusalem by Howard Norton Second Wednesday Society New Hall 14:30  
Thu 14 visit to Kew Gardens Winchelsea Garden Society   09:00 18:00
Fri 15 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Fri 15 half-term starts   School    
Fri 15 Members' evening & AGM Winchelsea Literary Society Court Hall 19:00  
Mon 18 Film Night: Untouchable Winchelsea Moving Pictures New Hall 19:30 21:30
Wed 20 mobile library ESCC Castle Street 13:40 14:10
Sat 23 AGM Winchelsea Garden Society Court Hall 10:00  

March 2013

Fri 1 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Fri 1 Annual Parochial Meeting St Thomas's PCC Church 19:00  
Sat 2 Church market church running costs Church 10:30 12:00
Fri 2 Richard II by Prof Nigel Saul Winchelsea Archaeological Society Church 15:00  
Sun 3 Spring Recital fund-raiser for former Corporation Church 16:00  
Wed 6 mobile library ESCC Castle Street 13:40 14:10
Sat 9 Curry Night Winchelsea Bonfire Boyes New Hall 19:30  
Mon 11 meeting Icklesham Parish Council   19:15  
Wed 13 The Azores by Graham Albon Second Wednesday Society New Hall 14:30  
Thu 14 visit to Kew Gardens Winchelsea Garden Society   09:00 18:00
Fri 15 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Fri 15 The Poem in Itself by Sir John Weston Winchelsea Literary Society Court Hall 19:00  
Mon 18 Film Night: Argo Winchelsea Moving Pictures New Hall 19:30 21:30
Wed 20 mobile library ESCC Castle Street 13:40 14:10
Sat 23 AGM Winchelsea Garden Society Court Hall 10:00  
Fri 28 term ends   School    
Fri 29 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Sun 31 BST starts        

April 2013

Mon 1 April Fools' Day & mayoring former Corporation Court Hall 11:00  
Mon 1 Under Winchelsea cellar tour Archaeological Society meet Castle Street 14:00 15:45
Wed 3 mobile library ESCC Castle Street 13:40 14:10
Sat 6 St Thomas's Book Fair church running costs Church 10:30 16:00
Sat 6 Spring Flower Show Winchelsea Garden Society New Hall 14:00  
Wed 10 The Azores by Graham Albon Second Wednesday Society New Hall 14:30  
Thu 11 Visit to Lullington Castle Winchelsea Garden Society      
Fri 12 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Mon 15 meeting Icklesham Parish Council Icklesham 19:15  
Wed 17 mobile library ESCC Castle Street 13:40 14:10
Fri 19 Shakespearian Theatre by John & Claire Saunders Winchelsea Literary Society Court Hall 19:00  
Sat 20 AGM WLSA Ltd New Hall 10:00 21:30
Sat 20 Spring Concert Winchelsea Singers Church 19:00  
Mon 22 Film Night Winchelsea Moving Pictures New Hall 19:30 21:30
Fri 26 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Sat 27 AGM Winchelsea Conservation Society Court Hall 10:00  
Sun 28 The House of Bernada Alba Kent College Church 15:00  
Sun 28 The House of Bernada Alba Kent College Church 19:00  

May 2013

Wed 1 mobile library ESCC Castle Street 13:40 14:10
Thu 2 County Council elections ESCC New Hall 07:00 22:00
Thu 2 Haunting Folk --- Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin in Concert Winchelsea Bonfire Boyes Church 19:00  
Sat 4 Church market church running costs Church 10:30 12:00
Sun 5 Under Winchelsea cellar tour Archaeological Society meet Castle Street 14:00 15:45
Wed 8 Researching the history of your house by Jean Stuk Second Wednesday Society New Hall 14:30  
Fri 10 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Mon 13 meeting Icklesham Parish Council Beach 19:15  
Wed 15 mobile library ESCC Castle Street 13:40 14:10
Wed 15 Visit to Beth Chatto's garden Winchelsea Garden Society      
Thu 16 Edward III by Prof Mark Ormrod former corporation Church 19:00  
Fri 17 The Metaphysical Poets by Lorna Challand Winchelsea Literary Society Court Hall 19:00  
Mon 20 Film Night Winchelsea Moving Pictures New Hall 19:30 21:30
Mon 20 Annual Parish Assembly Icklesham Parish Rye Harbour 19:15  
Fri 24 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Wed 29 mobile library ESCC Castle Street 13:40 14:10
Fri 24 half term   School 08:45  

June 2013

Sat 1 Church market church running costs Church 10:30 12:00
Sat 1 Under Winchelsea cellar tour Archaeological Society meet Castle Street 14:00 15:45
Sat 1 Sea Food Evening Winchelsea Bonfire Boyes New Hall 19:30  
Mon 3 term re-starts   School 08:45  
Fri 7 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Sat 8 Open Gardens National Garden SchemeDC various gardens 13:00 17:30
Sun 9 Under Winchelsea cellar tour Archaeological Society meet Castle Street 14:00 15:45
Mon 10 Open Gardens Rye Hospital various gardens 14:00 17:30
Mon 10 meeting Icklesham Parish Council Rye Harbour 19:15  
Wed 12 mobile library ESCC Castle St 13:40 14:10
Wed 13 Monet's Garden by Julia Raguin Second Wednesday Society New Hall 14:30  
Sat 15 Rose and Pea Show Winchelsea Garden Society Court Hall 10:30  
Mon 17 Film Night Winchelsea Moving Pictures New Hall 19:30 21:30
Fri 21 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Fri 21 British Literature in the 1940s by Gill Plain Winchelsea Literary Society Court Hall 19:00  
Sat 22 Coffee morning in aid of MSS Court Hall 10:00 12:30 
Sat 22 Piano Recital by Tom Harris in aid of the Church Church 19:00  
Wed 26 mobile library ESCC Castle St 13:40 14:10

July 2013

Fri 5 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Fri 5 Cantratrice Choir in aid of the Church Church 18:00 12:00
Sat 6 Church market church running costs Church 10:30 12:00
Sat 6 Under Winchelsea cellar tour Archaeological Society meet Castle Street 14:00 15:45
Sat 6 public meeting on the commemoration of the Great War ward councillors New Hall 11:00 12:00
Mon 8 meeting Icklesham Parish Council New Hall 19:15  
Wed 10 mobile library ESCC Castle St 13:40 14:10
Wed 10 Leonard Cheshire by Roger McKenna Second Wednesday Society New Hall 14:30  
Sat 13 Gascon Wine Trade by Susan Rose Archaeological Society New Hall 15:00  
Sun 14 Under Winchelsea cellar tour Archaeological Society meet Castle Street 14:00 15:45
Sun 14 AGM Friends of the Church Church 12:15  
Sun 14 hymns under Wesley's Tree Methodist Chapel German Street 14:30  
Tue 16 dislay of childrens' work St Thomas's School School 10:00  
Wed 17 dislay of childrens' work St Thomas's School School 10:00  
Wed 17 Visit to King John's Lodge, Etchingham Winchelsea Garden Society      
Fri 19 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Tue 23 end of school year   School 15:00  
Wed 24 mobile library ESCC Castle St 13:40 14:10
Wed 31 community open gardens Winchelsea Garden Society various gardens 14:00 17:00

August 2013

Fri 2 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Sat 3 Church market church running costs Church 10:30 12:00
Sat 3 Under Winchelsea cellar tour Archaeological Society meet Castle Street 14:00 15:45
Sat 3 A celebration of song by Lucy Ashton & Anya Williams in aid of the Church Church 19:00  
Wed 7 mobile library ESCC Castle St 13:40 14:10
Sat 10 Fete Cricket/Bowls Club Cricket Field 14:00 16:00
Sat 10 Open Afternoon Methodist Chapel Chapel 14:30 16:30
Sun 11 Under Winchelsea cellar tour Archaeological Society meet Castle Street 14:00 15:45
Mon 12 meeting Icklesham Parish Council Court Hall 19:15  
Fri 16 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Fri 16 Outdoor Shakespeare in Winchelsea: A Comedy of Errors Bonfire Boyes Cleveland House garden 18:00  
Sat 17 Under Winchelsea cellar tour Archaeological Society meet Castle Street 14:00 15:45
Wed 21 Visit to Parnham House Garden Society      
Wed 21 mobile library ESCC Castle St 13:40 14:10
Sat 24 Art Exhibition  Millennium Artefacts Committee  Court Hall  10:00 18:00
Sat 24 Summer Hog Roast Bonfire Boyes  New Hall 19:30   
Sun 25 Art Exhibition  Millennium Artefacts Committee  Court Hall  10:00 18:00
Mon 26 Art Exhibition  Millennium Artefacts Committee  Court Hall  10:00 16:00
Fri 30 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  

September 2013

Sun 1 Under Winchelsea cellar tour Archaeological Society meet Castle Street 14:00 15:45
Wed 4 mobile library ESCC Castle St 13:40 14:10
Thu 5 Winchelsea Ward by-election Rother District Council New Hall 07:00 22:00
Fri 6 A Hint of Syn by Nina Thorndyke market Literary Society Court Hall 19:00  
Sat 7 Church market church running costs Church 10:30 12:00
Sat 7 Autumn Flower Show Garden Society New Hall 14:00 17:00
Sat 7 Under Winchelsea cellar tour Archaeological Society meet Castle Street 14:00 15:45
Sun 8 AGM New Hall Committee & Society New Hall 09:45  
Mon 9 meeting Icklesham Parish Council Icklesham 19:15  
Wed 12 The Last Voyage of RMS Queen Mary by David Clark Second Wednesday Society New Hall 14:30  
Fri 13 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Sat 14 Heritage Open Day National Heritage Open Days Church, Blackfriars Barn    
Sat 14 Open Gardens National Garden Scheme various gardens 13:00 17:30
Sun 15 Heritage Open Day National Heritage Open Days Church, Blackfriars Barn    
Sun 15 Under Winchelsea cellar tour Archaeological Society meet Castle Street 14:00 15:45
Wed 18 mobile library ESCC Castle St 13:40 14:10
Fri 20 Music from the Lowlands of Europe Church 19:00  
Mon 23 Film Night Moving Pictures New Hall 19:30  
Fri 27 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Fri 27 Macmillan coffee morning Rye Harbour 09:30 12:30
Sat 28 Did William the Conqueror Land at Winchelsea? by Katharine Tyson Archaeological Society Church 15:00  

October 2013

Wed 2 mobile library ESCC Castle St 13:40 14:10
Sat 5 Finds in Rookery Barn & Field by Maggie Henderson Conservation Society New Hall 10:30  
Sat 5 Church market church running costs Church 10:30 12:00
Sat 5 Under Winchelsea cellar tour Archaeological Society meet Castle Street 14:00 15:45
Sat 5 Harvest Supper St Thomas's Church Church 18:30   
Wed 9 Scandal by Chris McCooey Second Wednesday Society New Hall 14:30  
Fri 11 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Fri 11 Harvest Flower Festival St Thomas's Church Church    
Sat 12 Harvest Flower Festival St Thomas's Church Church    
Sat 12 Winchelsea at War by Malcolm Pratt former Corporation Church 15:00  
Sat 12 Larks Ascending by Webb Family Trio St Thomas's Church Church 19:00  
Sun 13 Harvest Flower Festival St Thomas's Church Church    
Sun 13 Under Winchelsea cellar tour Archaeological Society meet Castle Street 14:00 15:45
Mon 14 Harvest Flower Festival St Thomas's Church Church 19:00  
Mon 14 meeting Icklesham Parish Council Beach 19:15  
Wed 16 mobile library ESCC Castle St 13:40 14:10
Wed 16 visit to Wisley Gardens Garden Society      
Fri 18 The poems of Anne Ridler by Kate Wilson Literary Society Court Hall 19:00  
Sat 19 From the Port of Amsterdam to the Streets of Paris by Flossie Malavielle Winchelsea Bonfire Boyes Church 19:00  
Fri 25 half-term ends St Thomas's School School 15:00   
Fri 25 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Sat 26 Richard III by Prof Michael Hicks Archaeological Society Church 15:00  
Sat 26 quiz Rye Sea Cadets New Hall 19:30  
Sun 27 BST ends        
Mon 28 Film Night New Hall 19:30  
Wed 30 mobile library ESCC Castle St 13:40 14:10

November 2013

Fri 1 Patience Winchelsea Singers New Hall 14:00   
Sat 2 Church market church running costs Church 10:30 12:00
Sat 2 Patience Winchelsea Singers New Hall 19:00  
Mon 4 half-term starts St Thomas's School School 08:45   
Fri 8 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Sat 9 quiz Bowls Club New Hall 18:30   
Sun 10 Remembrance Sunday War Memorial   11:00  
Mon 11 Armistice Day: Two-Minutes Silence War Memorial   11:00  
Mon 11 meeting Icklesham Parish Council Rye Harbour 19:15  
Wed 13 Let's sail round the British Isles by Fred Walker Second Wednesday Society New Hall 14:30  
Wed 13 mobile library ESCC Castle St 13:40 14:10
Fri 15 Robert Browning by John Davison Literary Society Court Hall 19:00  
Fri 22 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Wed 27 Roundtable: Where was Old Winchelsea? Archaeological Society New Inn 19:00  
Fri 29 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Sat 30 Christmas Fair New Hall Society New Hall 10:00  13:00 

December 2013

Sun 1 Advent Carol Concert   Church    
Fri 6 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Sat 7 Church market church running costs Church 10:30 12:00
Sun 8 Saying It With Music Ann Rachlin, Pegasus Choir Church 18:30  
Mon 9 meeting Icklesham Parish Council New Hall 19:15  
Wed 11 Bottoms Up! by Andy McConnell Second Wednesday Society New Hall 14:30  
Wed 11 mobile library ESCC Castle St 13:40 14:10
Fri 13 Steve Knightley in Concert Bonfire Boyes Church 19:00  
Sat 14 carol concert Winchelsea Singers Church 19:00
Wed 18 The Snow Queen Bonfire Boyes Church 16:30  
Wed 16 mobile library ESCC Castle St 13:40 14:10
Fri 20 recycling collection Rother DC citadel 07:00  
Fri 20 carols FOAM Court Hall 18:30  
Sat 21 Winter Solstice        
Sun 22 Service of Nine Lessons & Carols St Thomas's Church Church 18:00  
Thu 26 Winchelsea Streete Game   Castle Street 11:00 11:20

The Town Diary is also posted on the Parish noticeboard and published in the monthly Winchelsea Flyer as well as on the Winchelsea Facebook Page. Regretably, along with notices from the Winchelsea Archaeology Society, Winchelsea Bonfire Boyes, Winchelsea Community Office, Winchelsea Tennis Assocation, Winchelsea Town Plan, Iham Cricket Club and the elected ward councillors, the Town Diary is excluded from the Little Shop noticeboard, as well as from the Post Office and butchers, by order of Mrs Anne Rumsey of Hog Hill, Icklesham.

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Regular dates for your diary

  • pub quiz --- 8:30pm every Thursday, October to July, New Inn 
  • Film Night --- 7:30pm first Monday, February to November, New Hall
  • fish and chip van --- 6:45pm every Saturday, corner of Monks Walk and Back Lane (not 28th December)
  • Church market --- 10:30am first Saturday of the month

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Refuse collection

In the citadel of Winchelsea, the refuse and recycling collections are normally on Friday (refuse every week, recycling every other week). If Friday is a public holiday, the collection normally moves to Saturday. Refuse and recycling collections from the outskirts of Winchelsea is collected on Tuesday.

Spare recycling bags for houses in the citadel can be obtained from the new library in Rye. Residents without cars can get them from ward councillors.