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    History of Skiing - Tuesday 18th February


    The George in Rye

    A talk by Peter and Christopher Pyemont.

    Slope off (!) to The George for another inspirational and fascinating illustrated talk by Peter and Christopher Pyemont...

    they will present ‘The History of Skiing’ at the George on Tuesday February 18th starting at 12.30pm.

    The ticket price of £15 will include lunch of soup and cheese - and all profits will go to The Rye Winchelsea & District Memorial Hospital (registered charity no. 1014232).

    Peter and Christopher have skied all their lives, and both hold the Ski Club of Great Britain gold medal; their talk covers the fascinating role that skiing has played over the centuries.

    The story starts with the origins of skiing from cave drawings and includes the golden age of Norwegian skiing, Nansen's crossing of Greenland, Alpine Awakenings, The South Pole saga, the value of skis in "The Winter War - 1939" and "The Heroes of Telemark", Franz Klammer's downhill, Ingemar Stenmark's slalom, the style of Lindsey Vonn, crashes and glory leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympics.

    To reserve your tickets please email Claire Stephenson on

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