On 6th February 2022 Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.
To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, events and initiatives will take place throughout the year, across the nation, culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. The community of Rye will be celebrating in a variety of ways - keep up to date with Jubilee celebrations in the town here.
Pic: Jacob King/PA Wire/PA Images.
As well as the public events taking place in Rye over the Jubilee weekend, there will be local street parties taking place in neighbourhoods around the town. If you would like to organise a street party for you and your neighbours, there is some helpful information here.
Businesses are encouraged to get involved too - how about a Jubilee themed window display, or decorating the front of your shop?
If you are organising a public event over the Jubilee weekend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details, making sure you include the type of event, location, date and time. We will add these details to this website and circulate via social media.
The information relating to events will be updated in the run up to the Jubilee weekend, and may change as events evolve. Rye Town Council will publicise the information provided to them by event organisers, but take no responsibility for any errors or omissions.
On Sunday 6th February 2022, Rye marked the start of its Jubilee celebrations with a special proclamation from Rye's Town Crier, Paul Goring, marking the date of the passing of King George VI, and the accession of Queen Elizabeth II.
Flanked by the Mayor of Rye, Councillor Rebekah Gilbert, and her deputy, Councillor Andi Rivett, and joined by the Ryebellion Drummers, the Town Crier issued his cry from the steps of the Town Hall to a crowd of residents and visitors.
Pic: Ryebellion Drummers