Many years ago David Hughes was asked be a lady visitor carrying a
bunch of flowers, where Aldington Memorial was? I had to tell her
“We have no memorial” he told me. The lady was looking for her son’s
name so David took her to Aldington Church where there were some names
recorded of the fallen from two wars. “She burst into tears when she
discovered that her sons name was not among those listed.”.
He first discussed the idea of a War Memorial for Aldington with Bill
Deeds the famous politician and journalist in 1980. He learned that
many names of the fallen were not listed in churches if they had not
been church goers. Continue reading Film – Aldington War Memorial Dedication
Jacob was born in 1865 in Rye, his father and four brothers were all from Rye and were all fishermen as he was to become at the age of 11. From 1888-1890 he served as mate under skipper W. Bourne on the trawler S.S.Pionerre and from 1893-1897 he was the third hand under Master J.M. Breeds on the S.S.Crusader. Continue reading Old Fisherman of Rye
It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Joan Camier. I spoke to her last outside Magdala House in 2008 before she moved to Nothiam to live with, and be looked after, by her son Michael and his wife Angela. Continue reading Joan Camier
A hundred Golfers and guests spent a pleasant evening at the Annual Dinner and Dance of the Rye Artisans Golf Club, which was held at the George Hotel on Friday. The guests included prominent members of the Rye Golf Club.