Hythe was home to the US Army between 1968 and 2006 at RAF Hythe. Following its closure, RAF Hythe was bought by the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), who turned the site into a marine business park, Hythe Marine Park. Every year, usually around August, the marina hosts the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) Great Waterside Raft Race, where teams race rafts in the Solent Estuary to raise money in support of the Hythe RNLI branch.
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From the moment Hythe came under Crown control, the senior official of the town was also a bailiff appointed by the Crown. This state of affairs (uniquely for a Cinque Port) remained until 1575 when Elizabeth I gave the town control of its affairs.
Hythe has a non-League football club Hythe & Dibden FC, which plays at Clayfields Sports Ground, as well as New Forest Area cricket club Hythe & Dibden.
Not far from Hythe is Exbury and Lepe.
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Many think this monument marks where the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports held his court for Shepway, and it is referred to as the "Shepway Cross". In fact the Shepway Cross is a civic war memorial erected in 1923. It was placed on the top of Lympne Hill because that was traditionally the site of the Court of Shepway.
Honest-to-goodness traditional pub food is served all day every day, either in the bar or in the separate dining area, part of which can be closed off and used for large groups or private functions.
Sir Christopher Cockerell, the inventor of the hovercraft, lived and died in Hythe.
A monumental cross now indicates what was from 1358 a meeting place of the confederation of the Cinque ports, several miles west of Hythe, known then as "the Shepway crossroads". Shepway cross, erected in 1923, the monument to the Court of Shepway, is beside the Hythe to Lympne road (B2067). The lathe of Shepway was the Saxon name for south east Kent, roughly corresponding with the modern District of Shepway, comprising Folkestone, Hythe, Romney Marsh and nearby villages as far north as Elham.
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The School of Musketry was established in Hythe in 1853.
A successful period followed, and by the 1920s the band had won an impressive list of competitions and medals. There had also been occasions when the band played to support public appeals, possibly the most notable being in 1912 when the band took to the streets to raise money for the relatives of the victims of the Titanic disaster.
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In August 1891 the band gave a notable public performance which prompted the following comment in the local press: The Hythe Town Band played in front of the Sea View Hotel, Seabrook, last Tuesday from 8 - 10pm. This is the first time the band has appeared in uniform, which is very similar to the undress uniform of the East Kent Volunteers, excepting that it is a little neater!
Danny Ings, England and Liverpool striker born in Hythe in 1992
Hythe is steeped in maritime history and today, visitors can still enjoy a panoramic view of the boats and passing ocean liners from stylish Hythe Marina. Stroll along the new promenade or the Georgian high street for a spot of shopping or lunch - there are plenty of pubs restaurants to whet your appetite.
David Ellery, the TV producer, presenter and author (programmes such as Home Movie Roadshow and books such as RMS Queen Mary - 101 Q&As), is based at Hythe.
Very little is known about the band's formative years except that reference is made in a press article of August 1890 to the formation of a 'Brass and Reed Band' from the existing town band which had, at that time, been running for at least ten years.
By 1903 it would seem that whatever had caused the rift had been resolved, and the two bands decided to amalgamate and during that year gave 89 public performances.
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Not far away is Applemore Recreation Centre, near Applemore College, where the New Forest district council supplies facilities, which include swimming, archery, basketball, tennis, squash and more.
William Scammell, an English poet, critic and biographer of Keith Douglas, was born in Hythe in 1939. A commemorative plaque, provided by the Parish Council, can be seen on the house in Alexandra Road, where he was born and lived until 1953. He died in 2000, aged 60.
The Folkestone & Hythe Operatic & Dramatic Society owns the Tower Theatre at Shorncliffe. It is a charitable organisation which performs several shows a year.
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Hythe has a small shopping area clustered around its High Street, which includes a supermarket, public library, several charity shops, and small independent shops. The pier railway and ferry service across Southampton Water to Southampton operates at half-hourly intervals throughout the day, and is the oldest working pier train in the world.
Ewart Court on Jones Lane in Hythe is home to Hythe and Dibden Cricket Club. The club was formed in 1948 with the amalgamation of The Hythe Club and The Dibden Purlieu Club. The Hythe club was formed in 1860.
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Jump on board the Hythe ferry for a cruise to remember - embark from the town's Victorian pier and take in all the sights at Southampton harbour and the New Forest's busy waterfront.
The Hythe Imperial has stood at the heart of the beautiful seaside town for hundreds of years. Replete with Victorian splendour, it offers guests the chance to bask in the coastal air and panoramic sea views while enjoying friendly and attentive service from our enthusiastic team. The Hythe Imperial has hosted families, couples, business visitors and locals and each guest has got something unique out of their stay.
Lionel Lukin, credited with inventing the self-righting lifeboat, is buried in the parish churchyard.
The local radio station for Hythe is KMFM Shepway and White Cliffs Country. Hythe is also served by the county-wide stations Heart, Gold and BBC Radio Kent.
Hythe /ˈhaɪð/, is a small coastal market town on the edge of Romney Marsh, in the District of Shepway (derived from Sheep Way) on the south coast of Kent. The word Hythe or Hithe is an Old English word meaning Haven or Landing Place.
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According to Hasted, a French fleet approached Hythe in 1293 and landed 200 men, but "the townsmen came upon them and slew every one of them: upon which the rest of the fleet hoisted sail and made no further attempt".
AS PART OF THE ONGOING DEVELOPMENT OF THE HOTEL WE WOULD LIKE TO ADVISE OUR GUESTS THAT THE SWIMMING POOL AND SPA WILL BE OUT OF SERVICE FROM SUNDAY, 18TH SPETMBER RE-OPENING ON WEDNESDAY, 22ND SEPTEMBER. PLEASE DO ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.
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The last Crown bailiff became the first mayor. His name was John Bredgman. A brass inscription bearing his name remains in the parish church, dated 1581.