Tag: Ryers Unwrapped

Andrew now has time to paint

Whilst juggling employment (as an architect and gallery owner) and voluntary roles (with the Conservation Society and the Art Gallery in Rye), Andrew Blyth's ambition has always been to devote more time to his real love - painting - and is now largely focussing on developing new creative ideas. Dee Alsey in her "Ryers Unwrapped" series finds out more. Three of Andrew's works (watercolours of Dungeness scenes) can be seen in the Rye Society of Arts Summer Exhibition 10:30am-5:30pm daily until August 31 in the Dance Hall behind the Conduit Hill Community Centre

Geoff’s hobbies range wide

Geoff Boudreau has been running Grammar School Records from the old grammar school in Rye High Street for nearly 25 years but passion for vinyl is only one aspect of his life

Rae: the art of living and giving

Rae Festing not only lives in the heart of Rye, she is also at the heart of it. At 84 she shows more zip than those decades younger. She hosts garden parties, runs a monthly lunch club, is an amazing cook, has a beautiful B&B, is a committee member of Rye Conservation Society, and even shortens gentlemen's trousers, if she has time. Dee Alsey called in for a cup of tea to meet the woman whose extraordinary work for her community has just been recognised by the Queen in her birthday honours

Pete’s much more than tea and cake

Pete Anderson at Fletcher’s House is a familiar figure in Rye, so you might feel he doesn’t need any introduction. But Dee Alsey, in the second of her 'Ryers Unwrapped' series of interviews, thinks you’re in for a surprise. He gives his clients more than traditional good customer service 

Prams and progress at Love Lane

In the first in a new series of interviews, Ryers Unwrapped, Dee Alsey explores the developments at the new nursery and primary school - and finds that parents and volunteers have a great part to play in furthering the education of children of all ages

Honeymoon with Rye goes on

Jean Floyd isn’t a Ryer – but she knows it better than most. She has a detailed knowledge of the town's history and a handle on its future - as a director of the local museum and as a webmaster, too. Dee Alsey went to meet the woman who first fell in love with Rye just after marrying husband Barry in 1953

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