Thursday, 28 November 2013

Walking Around Rye - Pt. 3

Rye dates from Saxon times when it was as island surrounded by sea and marsh. The sea has since moved and Rye is now several miles inland. It is one of the Cinque towns which was burned down by the French in 1377.

The wicker motor cycle in this window caught my eye

We are going to walk around the old town where all the roads are cobbled and vehicles can only use these roads for asccess

The old water tower and well where people could get their water or have it delivered to them

If you have high heels or flimsy shoes you will have difficulty walking on these roads

An old Chapel

If you enlarge you will see the churchyard (burial ground) reflected in the window here

Lamb House now owned by The National Trust
not open today so we cannot go inside
Henry James, the American novelist once lived in this house
In 1723 the Mayor lived here.
In 1726 King George I, returning from Hanover in Germany to open Parliament, was driven ashore by a terrible storm and the Mayor escorted him to Lamb House where the family entertained him for 3 days which wasn't easy as the King spoke little English and the Lambs could not speak German.

This home is called 'The House with Two Doors'
Obviously 2 houses joined together at some time

Hartshorn House
the old 15th century hospital

The Quakers House

Oak Corner - rebuilt in 1490
For anyone who missed my post on The Mermaid Inn recently, the link below will take you there (full of interest and history)

Well I do hope that you enjoyed your walk
Just one more post left on Rye
Just noticed that this is my 777th post!
Would I have believed it when I started in 2007?

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Nativity from Love Beyond Stage Musical

For all those who asked about the Love Beyond Musical the above 7 minute video is the first clip being aired from the live show. It is the nativity scene and the whole show is featured in modern times.
It still brought tears to my eyes even though I saw the show. Hope you enjoy the clip.

I will be posting more on Rye before the week is out as I doubt I will get to post at the weekend. 

We are putting on another conference at church and then on Monday we Trustees (Pilgrims Hall) are treating the Team there to an evening of entertainment and a 3 course meal where we are providing and preparing everything in order to bless them. All they have to do is come and enjoy. We will be eating with them of course.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Walking Around Rye - Pt. 2

Back in Rye for this post. You may remember a few posts ago when I posted on The Mermaid Inn in Rye.
This post concentrates on the Saturday afternoon of our house church weekend away. Saturday afternoon is always free time so having a cousin nor too far away we planned to meet up with them in Rye.

Here we have parked the car and are off to meet with them.

We meet at the church at the top of the hill here

and go up to the top of the tower for some photographs 

Looking down over the town

and to the south with Rye Castle in the centre.
Rye, a lovely Medieval town, was at one time surrounded by the sea on 3 sides and dates back to Norman times

Our way back down
These wooden steps lead to a very steep and narrow stone stairway

As we leave the church we look left

and then right where we see the Town Crier
he is here to announce a wedding

walking down the hill

and looking back 

The wedding party has walked down the hill to their wedding reception at the above hotel. We did not wait for the bride and groom to come out onto the balcony

We make for one of the many tearooms

It is cold and my cousin and I have lots to talk about

the pub opposite

with the old bell at the entrance

After a good visit we make our way back to our starting point

and say our goodbyes
my cousin is camera shy when it comes to the net
don't say I blame her

and lastly a photo from a previous Summertime visit
This was a quick visit but in the next posts I will be taking you walking round the oldest and most beautiful parts of this lovely town as when the conference is over Alan and I will be staying in the area another two nights