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Rye Castle: Talk July 8th

Rye Castle: Talk July 8th

Jo Kirkham, our Chairman, treated a packed room at the East Street Museum to an outstanding presentation on Tuesday evening, 8th July: Rye Castle: The Tale of Towers. The many layered history of what we today know as the Ypres Tower was backed by paintings, drawings and photos of the tower and surrounds from many … read more …

First posted in Past Talks, Rye Museum Story on 10th July 2014
Last updated: 29th September 2014



The History of Rye Castle Museum

The History of Rye Castle Museum

by Allan Downend, slightly adapted from the booklet An Introduction to Rye Castle Museum ( 1999) with some additional information from Geoffrey S Bagley and from Kenneth M Clark The Story of the Ypres Tower and Rye Museum (1975).  The water colour is by the early 19th century artist W.H.  Borrow. The idea of using … read more …

First posted in Rye Buildings and Defences, Rye Museum Story on 23rd November 2012
Last updated: 12th December 2013
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Geoffrey Spink Bagley

Geoffrey Spink Bagley

‘Geoffrey Bagley, Esq. Ryer Extraordinary’ (Painting  of Rye Harbour by Geoffrey Bagley by permission of Your Paintings: BBC in collaboration with Public Catalogue Foundation) This was the subtitle of a 1973 Down Rye Way column by the then editor of Rye’s Own, Christopher Davson. And as you will see from what follows, Geoffrey Bagley really … read more …

First posted in Notable People, Rye Museum Story, Rye Town History on 9th September 2011
Last updated: 2nd December 2012
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