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Bob Wilcock

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Monday, 21st Mar 2022

Clockmaking Family: Gill

Trace, while it is not impossible for William Gill to have made the tinder lighter – clockmaking does involve whitesmithing … more

Saturday, 7th Sep 2019

Rye Old Bank Neighbours

Can anyone help me identify which properties neighbours to Rye Old Bank lived in in 1820? The bank was on … more

Friday, 25th Jan 2019

Clockmaking Family: Gill

Dennis, your clock sounds interesting, and I would love to see pictures. Not sure about e-mailing on this site, I’ll … more

Monday, 15th Oct 2018

Daniel Gill 1795

Brian, Daniel Gill moved to Rye after Samuel was born & was well established by 1791: “silversmith, clock & watchmaker … more

Monday, 15th Oct 2018

Clockmaking Family: Gill

Brian, As member of BBHS perhaps you have more information on the early history of Rye Bank. The first partners … more

Saturday, 25th Aug 2018

Daniel Gill Clockmaker and Banker Black Plaque

Does anyone know the information on which the black plaque at 101 High St is based: “The House of Gill … more

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Webbe's at the Fish Café
Webbe's at the Fish Café

Welcome to Webbe’s in Rye. A vibrant lively restaurant atmosphere with open plan kitchen area where you can view your … more

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Parker Butcher worked at Ypres Tower

My great great Granfather was a policeman at the Ypres Tower, I believe it was a gaol at the time. … more

Scallop Week

Hi, plenty of promotions for venues and events but can anyone recommend somewhere where I can buy Rye scallops at … more

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