The Stewart May Empire

Part Four

By Arthur Woodgate

Bert Tapp, his wife and daughters Molly and Alice lived in the cottage attached to our workshop in Flackely Ash. Continue reading The Stewart May Empire

Back Where They Belong

One Year On

Just one year on from the fire which destroyed the Martyn Channon premises in Rye Cattle market the family business is back on the old site and trading in newly constructed buildings. Continue reading Back Where They Belong

Concert Italia

Raises the Profile of Music Therapy in Rye.

On Saturday 26 May a concert was held in St. Marys Church to raise funds for the Otakar Kraus Music Trust who provide music therapy for the Rye Community. Continue reading Concert Italia

The Television Man

Jim Snr. had always been fascinated with television. He saw the 1949 F.A. Cup Final, along with a crowd of about 20, including son, Jim Jnr., squeezed into a small room at Jack Ashenden’s house in Cyprus Place. Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Leicester City by three goals to one. He told Young Jim on the walk home that for the next year’s final they would have a television of their own. Continue reading The Television Man