23rd April 2014 is the centenary of the publication of Robert Tressell's world-famous book, 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' ... Historian Steve Peak will be giving talks on "The Life and Times of Robert Tressell" on Saturday 5th April at 5.00 Robertsbridge Community Hall, Station Road, Robertsbridge. Admission £5 (details at www.facebook.com/pages/Robertsbridge-Arts-Partnership/141704159273273); and on Sunday 27th April at 2.30 at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, John's Place, Hastings. Admission £3 (details at http://www.hmag.org.uk/whatson/calendar)
NEW GALLERIES - including Steve's visit to the pier as it is now (before renovation works begin), a George Woods big gallery and pictures of George Street before pedestrianization ... CLICK HERE
Click the image (left) to see the larger version - the painted, signwritten frontage of Adams and Jarrett as it was when Robert Tressell was working for them. Did they use their foremost sign painter to achieve this wonderful look?
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