A pair of magnificent garden gates were recently presented to the Rye, Winchelsea & District Memorial Hospital in memory of a long-standing
patient, Arthur Woodgate, who died last year aged 101.
Born in 1913, after having served a five year apprenticeship he became a renowned master bricklayer. He rose to become Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Federation of Building Trades Operatives, and also served as a Magistrate on the Rye Bench. He had an amazing memory and told his fascinating life story to some of the students at Rye College, which resulted in the first ‘Rye Memory’ booklet being published. Continue reading Memorial Gates for Arthur
This book might be described as the consummation of a love affair. I cannot remember when I first came to Rye, and have lost count of how many times I have returned. Now that I live in her sister ‘Ancient Towne’ Of Winchelsea it is as if I have never left this corner of Sussex where history has been fashioned, and which means so much to those who have discovered it. Continue reading Malcolm Saville
Ever cast your mind back to the days of your childhood and think of when family and friends used to entertain each other with a story, a song, a poem or maybe a tickle of the ivories? Continue reading Meat Of The Tongue
By PDB News about Evageline’s prowess on the keyboard was soon on every tongue. Invitations arrived at Mallards for soirees at which hopefully Evageline would honour them with her dexterity on the keys. Continue reading Tilling Re-Visited
Rye author, Sue Mackay, makes hew debut as a writer of children’s novels this month, with the publication of her first book for under-tens, the intriguingly titled Dustumust, published on 26th February by The Book Guild, Lewes, East Sussex. Continue reading Local Author Makes Childrens Debut
The third book in the Magpie Sagas series by local children’s author Berni Fiddimore (pictured right) was launched to critical acclaim on Saturday 6th December by local publisher Academic Inn Books at the Stan Rosenthal Gallery in Rye followed by a book signing afternoon at Martello Books. Continue reading The Return of The Wicked Magpie