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Brian Houghton

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Friday, 1st Jul 2022

Clockmaking Family: Gill

I have Samuel Gills workshop Regulator That timed Samuels watches. it is dated 7th March 1810 about the time when … more

Monday, 21st Mar 2022

Samuel Gill of Rye

Such a Big Story Ref a clock making family. I have a Mahogany Long Case Clock. Signed S Gill Rye. … more

Wednesday, 24th Oct 2018

Daniel Gill 1795

I think Pitts tax on clocks was the last straw for clock makers and perhaps encouraged Daniel Gill to go … more

Tuesday, 23rd Oct 2018

Daniel Gill 1795

We believe we have Samuel Gills workshop long case clock. It has three scratched dates on the back of the … more

Monday, 1st Oct 2018

Clockmaking Family: Gill

Was this not Samuel Gill, Daniels son who had watches stolen? I think Daniel had turned to Banking by 1810 … more

Saturday, 29th Sep 2018

Daniel Gill 1795

I note that a London dealer has a superb long case clock by Daniel Gill,case made in satinwood. Samuel Gill,Rye … more

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The Artist's Cottage
The Artist's Cottage

The Artist’s Cottage is a beautiful Grade II listed building built in 1483. Located in the heart of Rye’s historic … more

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Scallop Week

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

Cmdr Frank Claret, O.B.E. - memorabilia in Rye

I am trying to track down several lots of memorabilia about Commander Frank Claret that were sold at auction in … more

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