The Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia capsized and sank after striking an underwater obstruction off Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, on 13 January 2012, with the loss of 32 lives. The ship, carrying 4,252 people, double the number carried by Continue reading Salvaging the Costa Concordia
The bus that went to the cinema, or almost, as can be seen from the picture (Electric Palace in the Landgate is the building just beyond the bus with the coloured electric light bulbs in the shape of an arch). It was an East Kent converted charabanc on the Camber Rye Harbour service. Continue reading The Bus Went to the Cinema
Back in the 1950’s on Tilling Green Estate, Rye the quiet summer evening was often shattered by the piercing sound of a trumpet as 13 year old Robert Cutting practised his scales. Robert was a very young member of Rye Town Band, along with his father, … who had introduced him to music at a very young age. None of those that heard the teenager practising in those far off times would have had any idea that his name would, one day, be connected to that of the legendary Glenn Miller. Continue reading John Miller Orchestra
Ever since I first wrote about Alan Esdaile’s (Johnny Mason) ‘SMART’ (Seventies music & retro talk) online group here in September last year I have been meaning to attend one of their monthly social gatherings held at The White Rock Hotel. Continue reading Smart
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