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We are delighted to be able to announce that Jayne Howard has been appointed as the editor of the Pevensey Gazette,—Bay Life, 8 June 2018

The newspaper for Pevensey launches on Saturday 25 August 2018

Jayne told us today, “I am delighted to be appointed as the editor of the Pevensey Gazette, the opportunity to promote Pevensey will be interesting”

The newspaper is aimed ‘as a promotional tool to a European audience’.

The paper is being developed to promote Pevensey castle, the Court House Gaol and Museum, St. Nicolas church and businesses based in the village, with a print and digital edition, made available to both residents and visitors.

With the digital edition, initially the newspaper will be delivered direct to the desktop of 200 organisations, from schools, colleges to information centres and organisations planning trips to Pevensey ‘where ‘the 1066 story began’

The goal is to help to promote Pevensey as a unique visitor destination for the day or a weekend visit.

The developers of the newspaper say, “we believe that we can make a success of this venture and we see the arrival of the Bayeux Tapestry in this country in 2022 as being the key to the success of the venture”.

“The arrival of the Bayeux Tapestry is a unique opportunity to profile Pevensey, particularly since the words Ad Pevensae appear on the Bayeux Tapestry with our own panel, something of a near 1,000 year old gift to any newspaper or advertising medium”.

Jayne, who has significant experience in the local tourism industry as one of the key figures with Eastbourne Airborne, the first Eastbourne Hot Air Balloon Festival and other well known major local events, is also a resident in Pevensey.

The team behind the newspaper venture say they are “delighted that Jayne has accepted the appointment”.

Jayne whose other roles include being a lead adviser to the pilot Pevensey arts and literature festival and work as a Pevensey Parish councillor, is a strong advocate of social media and the utilisation in particular of twitter as a headline machine and communication tool.

Developers plan a Bayeux Tapestry ‘generic’ meme as part of the promotion of the newspaper with Twitter.

The tool will generate themes and messages in preparation for the launch of the newspaper.

The github online tool was first developed by two German students, Björn Karnebogen and Gerd Jungbluth from Academy of Media Arts Cologne. The two students originally wrote ‘the Historic Tale Construction Kit’ using Flash.

In the weeks prior to the launch of the newspaper the team behind the venture say that they intend ‘to have a lot of educational fun’ in promoting the history of Pevensey  in this way to a new audience.

An article by Kathryn Horlock, senior Lecturer in Medieval History, Manchester Metropolitan University, leads the launch of the Pevensey Gazette with an account of the shared European history of the Bayeux Tapestry.

More information  about the development of the Pevensey Gazette here.