Talks Summaries

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

Napoleon and the Jews Chris Viner, our speaker at the Museum on June 14, is a Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society and has customers throughout the world for his models of military figures.  In Rye, he is  best known for his shop Soldiers of Rye on the High Street where he can be viewed … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Featured, Talks Summaries on 18th June 2018
Last updated: 18th June 2018



It all began with throwing pots

It all began with throwing pots

  On Thursday, 9th March, Chris O’Donoghue, pottery expert, award winning garden designer and more recently,  author of detective novels,  began by telling his audience at Rye Museum that he hadn’t  had the exam grades on leaving school to qualify for a degree course in art at Bournemouth Art College.  The rest of the story, … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Featured, Literary and Artistic Rye, Past Talks, Talks Summaries on 12th March 2018
Last updated: 14th May 2018
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What a Ménage à Trois !

What a Ménage à  Trois !

The Ménage à Trois in Ellen Terry’s Garden Presented by Ann Rachlin MCE Thanks to AboutBritain.com and to Gary Cooper for the photos. Many who attended Ann Rachlin’s riveting performance – The Ménage à Trois in Ellen Terry’s Garden – at our East Street Museum on Thursday 9th November —  were familiar with the local … read more …

First posted in East Street Posts, Featured, Past Talks, Surrounding Towns and Villages, Talks Summaries on 21st November 2017
Last updated: 21st November 2017



Winchelsea’s Poor: Their Lives through Letters

Winchelsea’s Poor: Their Lives through Letters

Talk by Malcolm Pratt – ‘Winchelsea’s Poor: Lives revealed through Letters’ Malcolm Pratt, former Town Clerk of Winchelsea,  gave an extremely interesting talk at Rye Museum on Thursday 12th October. Malcolm has made a study of the many letters, 370 in all, found in 1960 by the then new Rector of Winchelsea. This collection of … read more …

First posted in Featured, Local History Research, Past Talks, Talks Summaries on 14th October 2017
Last updated: 23rd November 2017



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