Noticed in the papers.
Last week we were saddened but interested to see an obituary of cartoonist Ronald Searle that used a photograph of him standing in his studio. Just behind him was a lovely 50s Rye Pottery Jug holding his paint brushes.
Spotting the Rye Pot is always a fun game – they seem to come up in Midsomer Murders frequently, though so far no piece has been the actual murder weapon!
Last week was also the anniversary of the death of Edward the Confessor in 1066 and the accession to the English throne of Harold the following day; so much for his promises to William, perhaps like many politicians the opportunity of holding power made it worthwhile jettisoning his principles.
For the next 9 weeks the railway from Ashford to Hastings via Rye will be closed for major repairs, so if you are visiting Rye it will be simpler to travel by car until the end of March.