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Tree Identication

4th June 2017

Rowena Suthers:

We were in Rye yesterday and along the S.Undercliff (A259) along by the river there are a row of trees. Does anyone know what type of trees these are please? Thank you for your help. R Suthers

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Clockmaking Family: Gill

10th May 2017

Carol Smith:

Hello again Celia,

Yes, Dan Gill is engraved clearly on back of watch workings and has a small 'l'. I had thought that was a mistake made while engraving and didn't realize it was an abbreviation. The number would be a serial no. but am having no luck finding any records of them. Have checked out the hallmarks and found the makers of the case. The date mark is 'I' which signifies 1803-04.Also in the case between the watch and outer case are several pieces of paper l assume were placed there as packing? Some of these are printed business labels of other watchmakers...Dibley and Bourn. Can't find any info on them ...maybe they worked for Daniell. There are also some intriguing hand written notes on back of some referring to my family name but so old and fragile l cant make out the writing. The watch is missing its small hand and is not going. I have not fiddled with it though and will find someone suitable to repair. Thanks for your interest and help.

Cheers,

Carol

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Clockmaking Family: Gill

9th May 2017

Brian Conway:

Glad to hear I have helped you progress.

Brian
British Banking History Society

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Clockmaking Family: Gill

8th May 2017

Celia Syversen:

Delighted to hear from you, Carol, especially as I thought the trail had "gone cold" long since! Is there a small "l" after Dan, indicating an abbreviation? This is how the name is engraved on our longcase clock. Some years ago we went to Rye and just scraped into the Public Library before closing time: there we found "The Clockmakers of Sussex" by E.J. Tyler, publ ca 1987 by The Watch & Clock Book Society, P.O.Box 22, Ashford, Kent. An entry shows: "DANIEL GILL, Rye b 1759. Only clockmaker in Rye in UBD (Univ British Dictionary) 1798; paid by church 1805-10 for work on clock. thirty-hour LC brass dial birdcage movement. Another, silver centre to dial. Another, George Hotel Rye (NB by me: this clock has been stolen, said the hotel!!) Verge watcges known. Eight-day LC movement plain silvered arch dial. Was also a banker. His shop in High Street now bears a plaque." As Daniel Gill made verge watches and was active until at least 1810 (still only in his fifties), surely it's quite possible that he made yours? Wonder where the S43S came from? Does the watch still work? Our "Daniel" as we call him keeps remarkably good time, although he did have a major overhaul some years ago, which cost even more than we paid for him at the outset! Yes, we always refer to our clock as "him".) Believe there were other Gills - a Samuel in Rye and a William in Hastings. Good luck with your further search. All good wishes, Celia

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Clockmaking Family: Gill

23rd April 2017

Carol Smith:

Know this is a long shot Celia but just today looked on back of an old pocket watch and found Dan Gill and a No. S43S. I am in Australia and know family moved from Sussex area in about 1830s. Am thinking this watch must have been made earlier than that if Daniel stopped watch making in 1794.

Cheers,

Carol Smith.

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Garden Waste Collection

31st March 2017

Carol Kurrein:

Since being told by Rother that we aren't eligible for the garden waste collection service because bins cannot be collected in our particular road, I was wondering if anyone knows of a private collection service, or maybe someone who does regular trips to the tip and would be willing to collect our garden rubbish (bagged up) for a small fee. We are in central Rye with off-road parking outside.

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Picnic / Pack Lunch Site

12th March 2017

Barry Williams:

My wife and I are bringing a group of French schoolchildren (56 + 6 adults) to the south coast in April, and we are spending one day visiting Hastings (morning) and Rye (afternoon). If the weather is fine, we will picnic on the beach at Hastings, but we are stuck for an idea of what to do if the weather is bad. There doesn't seem to be anywhere under cover at Hastings - can anyone suggest a suitable place in Rye or surrounding area? Help please!

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Housekeeper Required

8th February 2017

Louis Swann:

Hi Theresa,
Should we perhaps meet for a coffee and a chat about the position? I suggest you txt me on 07834 049665 to arrange a suitable time.
Louis

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Housekeeper Required

8th February 2017

Theresa Craddock:

Hello Louis,

I am very interested in applying for the position of housekeeper. I am a mature person who has much experience in the hospitality sector. I enjoy delivering a first class service in all aspects of hospitality, from the meet and greet point through to ensuring that visitors expectations are exceeded, making their stay an authentic and memorable one. I am very aware of maintaining high standards of cleanliness, am flexible and have a can do approach to life. I am available should you wish to discuss further any more details about myself, and look forward to your response.

Kind regards,

Theresa Craddock

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Housekeeper Required

22nd January 2017

Louis Swann:

I am looking for a live-in or live-out housekeeper to assist me in the running of a luxury B&B room within my home. I would like to operate a weekend only B&B for my master suite within a six bedroom property. The suite has its own lounge area, bathroom and two small balconies with fantastic views set in a 2.5 acre garden. The guests will have access to their own TV lounge and will be welcome to share the use of a large fully equipped kitchen. The position requires a mature person to receive the guests, show them to the room and to assist them to settle into the house. Light household cleaning along with bedroom changeovers and kitchen tidying after breakfast is also required and to be on call to assist the guest during their stay. All other times are pretty much your own.

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