huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields

Huguenots of Rye

Saturday 21st July 2018

Join us for a day in historic Rye. From 1562 Rye willingly gave shelter to large numbers of Huguenots fleeing from persecution in France and in 1582 there were over 1500 people of French extraction living in the town, whose total population was about 3500.

Cost: £10 plus booking fee. Travel expenses not included in this price. 


Date: Saturday 21st July 2018
Meeting point: If travelling from London the current timetable shows a train leaving St Pancras station at 9.34am - we ask you to buy your own tickets so that you may benefit from any discounts or concessions you have. We will meet by the barrier to the platform at 9.20am.  If meeting in Rye we will meet at Rye Museum, East Street, Rye at 11am

11am We are delighted that Dr Jo Kirkham will meet you to give you a tour of the Castle and Museum. After visiting the Castle she will walk you across to the Church - rebuilt in 1103.

1pm Break for lunch - or look round the town. Dr Jo Kirkham will have prepared a Huguenot Trail for those who want to follow it. There are a huge number of places to choose from for lunch - Fletcher's Tea Room by the Church does light lunches; The Ypres Castle pub does bar food. The Mermaid also does bar food as well as full lunch. There are also many coffee shops which also do light lunches.

Afternoon free to go on the self guided Huguenot Trail or look around this very special town
Trains leave Rye for London St Pancras at 15.47, 16.47, 17.47.

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