Monday 31 October 2022
Friday 21 October 2022
About forty-eight years ago, Scrobs was surveying a building in Church Square, Rye - No 50 actually. The owner was a well-respected musician and conductor, and a great bloke all round! His wife was charming too!
In the first floor bedroom, overlooking the square, the dimensions, joinery, decorations etc., were pretty well unchanged from what they would have looked like in the 17th Century, and the one abiding detail I remember so clearly, was that the window seat in that bedroom was extremely worn down, because if one mistily recalls early drawings and paintings of life back then, there was always a face at the window, probably to gain the fresh air, or just to chat with passers by, or even to get away from the kids and I still retain a vivid memory of what that person would have seen outside, while perched on this robust and slightly uncomfortable seat!
By coincidence, had the young lady looked a little harder several hundred years later, she would have spotted Scrobs with his new bride, standing in the October sunshine, relieved to have got out of the church after several hymns, seeing lots of happiness at us being married and signing the register to prove it!
Yup; It's our Golden Wedding Anniversary today, and our celebrations will be at home with a special hamper and Prosecco!
Seems like only yesterday...
Provenance of pic -
Arthur and Helen Grogan
Tuesday 18 October 2022
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