Arthur Woodgate 1913 – 2015

By Jim Hollands

It is with great sadness I have to report the death of another Rye Champion.

Arthur passed away in Rye Memorial Hospital at 6 am. yesterday morning.

His death is felt especially here at “Rye’s Own” where we all knew him so well.

Arthur at 101
Arthur at 101

He has been writing articles in his own inimitable style for as long as I can remember. He was a special person to me because he was in the same class at school as my father.

We shall miss Arthur and his wonderful memories of Rye but because so many stories came from his pen to our office, he will live on in our pages forever.

The cremation service will be held at Hastings Crematorium on Wednesday
19th August, at 2.45 pm.

Flowers – family only. Donations to RNIB c/o J. Perigoe & Son, Dixter
Road, Northiam, Rye TN31 6LB..

I am too upset to write more at this moment but will include a proper tribute to  this remarkable man in the September magazine.

“Rye’s Own” Bulletin    6 August 2015

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