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Hello Editor,

Dick Bryant here. Yes! I’m still about. We came over to Rye most Sundays to go up the ‘Top of the Hill’ for a meal. It’s had to be good for us to travel over from Hastings. When you went in you knew it would be good because you always saw the same faces each week and they all spoke.

Pen & Ink
Pen & Ink

I hope they don’t all expect an Xmas Card as I didn’t recycle many last year and, as some have kisses on the bottom and I’ve lost my ink rubber, they have had it as I don’t want them getting the wrong idea.

One regular little group of ladies with Sylvia and Betty Cutting among them often came in. I don’t know what they always found to talk about, but with my sheltered upbringing, perhaps its just as well. When ladies get chatting it always reminds me of the sound of the Rooks under Leasom, when we wandered down there upsetting them with our catapults. Pity the ‘Top of the Hill’ has closed down, where will we go now?

We are in Rye on Thursdays too, as we take our great granddaughter to The Salts. Kali Joy aged Four, she calls it Rye Park which sounds better. I showed her my school and told her that’s where I learned to run, as when the bell went the fast ones in got front seats because Teacher Miss Wright used to sit at the front of the class on a three-legged stool, the best legs I have ever seen on a stool. Next we take Kali to the Market, the trouble is, when you buy her something she has to have some

Dick Bryant                                   Hastings

Dear Editor,

Wondered if any of your readers can identify any of the people on the attached photo, passed onto us, taken about 1920, on Rye Railway Station.Pen

We know that Mr Charles Pulford is the first person on the top row (left hand side) and his brother Mr John Pulford (my Grandfather) is the first person on the front row from the left with his son Ted Pulford (my Uncle) next to him. We didn’t know if anyone would recognise any relatives on there.

Regards Norman Gill.

From the November 2012

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