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Rye Station is holding a small yet nostalgic exhibition of train and station memorabilia from the 20th February until 2nd April 2017

Local resident Stuart Searle has loaned the exhibits to provoke memories for travellers along the Marshlink line.

Kevin Barry, the Community Rail Development Officer for the Marshlink line said :- “ Stuart has been collecting train and station memorabilia for many years, he used to be work along the Marshlink line and is very knowledgeable of its history. The hardest part of organizing this exhibition was not what to put on display but what to leave out! With much more available it means we can hold these exhibitions on a regular basis.”

Kevin Boorman, the chair of the Marshlink community rail partnership, added :- “Rye is a lovely, traditional station, and Stuart’s memorabilia is just perfect here, and very nostalgic. We’re very grateful to Stuart for lending us some of his collection, and to Kevin Barry for the work he has done to put this fantastic exhibition on.

“At 1200 on Monday 20th February, the Mayor of Rye will officially open the display and we are hoping Stuart will be able to attend, and talk about his collection.”


There are only three days to go until the start of Tec 66 at the Sussex Exchange, if you are going to the main conference and exhibition on Monday 16th September and haven’t already registered yet then you need to go to the registration page on the Innovation Centres website here.

The full program of talks, demonstrations and activities can be seen on the Business In Hastings Tec 66 page here and for a full exhibitor list please visit our previous news piece here.

You can also register for Tec 66 on the day at the Sussex Exchange.


Posted by: In: events, Manufacturing, News 12 Jul 2013 Comments: 0 Tags: ,

Tec 66 the ultra high vacuum and photonics conference being held at the Sussex Exchange on 16th September has sent us an update regarding who is going to be exhibiting at the event. The list is as follows:

Manufacturing Advisory Service
ITL Vacuum Components
Hivac Engineering
MDC Vacuum Limited
Kurt J Lesker Ltd
Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum
VG Scienta
Torr Scientific Ltd
UHV Design
Baytree Industries
Chell Instruments
Edwards Vacuum
FTI Limited
Gibbons Mannington & Phipps
HT Products
Let’s Do Business Group
Nor-Cal UK Ltd
Queen Mary, University of London
UKTI South East
University of Surrey
Interface Precision Engineering

The conference will be opened by Lord Bassam and the well-known Science and Technology personality, Maggie Philbin.

A number of technology workshops will be run throughout the exhibition alongside the stands so will be afeature packed day for those who have an interest in the technology that is integral to the local manufacturing industry.

Businesses may book a stand at the Innovation Centre website and if you are a visitor wanting more information, please go to the Innovation Centre website’s Tec 66 page.

East Sussex and Hastings in particular have firmly established themselves as a global centre for high technology companies and to showcase this there will be the ‘Tec 66 Vacuum Technology Conference & Exhibition’ which will give visitors the chance to see latest technology and innovations within the industry along with hearing from speakers from the industry and various workshops to attend. It is on Monday 16th September 2013 and will be held at the stunning Sussex Exchange conference centre.

The conference will be opened by technology expert Lord Bassam alongside Maggie Philbin (acclaimed presenter of Bang Goes the Theory, Inside Out and Tomorrow’s World for BBC One) and leading space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, MBE who is currently working on the James Webb Space Telescope  which is the replacement for the groudbreaking Hubble space telescope!It will be a fascinating and informative day for anyone interested in the industry and for those who are looking to know more.

The cost for an exhibition stand is only £200+VAT. Please book at the Innovation Centre website.If you are interested in visiting the exhibition, please go to the Innovation Centre Page