In Memory of Brian Hargreaves
Popular Rye Artist
One of Rye’s Own best known artists, Brian Hargreaves died suddenly on the last day of September 2011.
Brian’s wonderful line drawings of Rye and the district have graced the pages of this magazine on many occasions. We shall miss him greatly. Brian will be remembered locally for the fine architectural quality drawings of Rye’s buildings which cover every corner of the town and have appeared in the fine Millennium publication “Ryennium” which he illustrated for Jo Kirkham, and in the two books he produced with his wife Joyce who is also an author and artist. Many pictures from these three publications have been used in the pages of “Rye’s Own” and “Hythe & Romney Life”. Continue reading Great Friend of Cinque Ports Magazines who died in September 2011
Exploring Rye with Brian Hargreaves is a fascinating new guide to Rye. By Joyce Rye The beautifully produced book is packed with dozens of black and white drawings of buildings and streets each one correctly drawn along with short captions giving their history. There is a map which enables the reader to locate the street that they are looking at easily while walking round the town. Continue reading Exploring Rye with Brian Hargreaves
The Railway had reached Ashford, just 18 miles away by 1843. The line to Rye was soon commenced and a great iron swing bridge was constructed over the Rother.
Continue reading When The Railway Came To Rye
There has been much interest caused by Brian Hargreaves drawing of the Rye Electric Palace reproduced in the centre pages of last months magazine. The article on the bus services of Rye in the 1920’s and 30’s has also aroused interest. Continue reading Rye Electric Palace