Dreams of Marrakesh


“A piquant mix of love and strange desires”

Kent resident Greg Thompson, who retired as Head of Research with Kent Police in 2003, and lives on Romney Marsh, close to the Sussex border, has just written and published his debut novel – Dreams of Marrakesh. It is the story of two women who fall in love and allow their sadomasochistic desires free rein during an idyllic summer spent in the countryside of France. Along the way this mix of romance and thriller moves between the scenic backdrops of London, Paris, New York, and rural France. Continue reading Dreams of Marrakesh

In Memory of Nellie

Ellen Mary Owen (Nellie) Affleck (Bailey).

Older readers will remember ‘Nellie’ Bailey who emigrated to Canada after the War.Ellen passed away on 17 January 2004 aged 89. She leaves a son and daughter grandchildren and great grandchildren. Continue reading In Memory of Nellie

Double Exhibition at Rolfe Gallery

The Rolfe Gallery put on an exhibition of the works of prominent North Country artist Donald Taylor and sculptor Trevor Crabtree during April.

The Rye Gallery is fast gaining a reputation for attracting successful, quality artists to its High Street studio. Continue reading Double Exhibition at Rolfe Gallery

Golden Wedding Day Of Surprises

On the 28 March Mike and Betty Paine of South Undercliffe celebrated 50 years of marriage but the real party took place two days later when the family pulled many surprises out of the bag. Unfortunately this event took place after “Rye’s Own” had gone to press but we were let into the secret and can report that, all being well, the day of surprises started when their son Trevor, who lives in Canada and was not expected in England again untill next year, arrived for the celebrations. Continue reading Golden Wedding Day Of Surprises