Talks Summaries

Know your local history

Know your local history

Murray of Beauport An illustrated talk by Brion Purdey at the East Street Museum 10th November 2016 The feature image.  What has the (public domain) image of The Death of General Wolfe by Anglo-American artist Benjamin West (1770) to do with our topic? At the time of the death in 1759 of British General James Wolfe at … read more …

First posted in Featured, Past Talks, Surrounding Towns and Villages, Talks Summaries on 12th November 2016
Last updated: 13th November 2016



Hastings’ First Theatre (Talk June 9th)

Hastings’ First Theatre (Talk June 9th)

Oh for a Theatre! with thanks to www.arthurlloyd.co.uk for arranging permission to use the Gaiety Theatre Hastings engraving above by Terry Kirtland of www.oldtheatres.co.uk Brion Purdey, a Rye Museum Trustee and a key member of the original Local History Group presented an informative and often amusing account on 9th June of Hastings’ long struggle to … read more …

First posted in News, Past Talks, Talks Summaries on 10th June 2013
Last updated: 11th August 2013