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RYE HARBOUR, East Sussex, UK... (click here for location)

Click to ViewThe Rye Harbour Image Library will contain images and anecdotes about the area. For now there are 395 pictures and 336 comments on the site for you to browse through. The site is designed so that you can add your comments about the pictures to build up the history of the village. You can even send us your photos to be added.

Images can be viewed by YEAR, by ALBUM, by GROUP, or by CONTRIBUTOR, or you can use the simple SEARCH at the top of this page.

Click to ViewWhen viewing the pictures, PLEASE leave your own comments using the form at the foot of each page. You might know a face, a date or a story about the photo. In this way we hope to build an extensive collection of information, reminiscences and anecdotes about Rye Harbour that is easily accessible to everyone.

Click to ViewYou are also able to make your own album of the images here and make this publicly available if you wish.
If you want to add your pictures please send them to us at barryyates@sussexwt.org.uk.
We are now starting to include sound files and scanned documents - use the search box for "audio" or "pdf". Video will be coming soon.

Click to ViewA BOOKLET is available describing many aspects of the village history through the memories of local people. It was originally published by the Thomas Peacocke School History Group in 1992.
This revised edition was printed in 2006.
Copies are available for £5 + 75p p&p
Click on the image for details.


Click to ViewThis web site is managed by The Rye Harbour Heritage Group, which was established in 2005, around 200 years after the harbour’s first settlement. It aims to record and promote the rich and varied history of Rye Harbour village.


Click on thumbnails to view.

Latest Pictures
Leonard Caister Memorial
Leonard Caister Memorial
Great War MemorialLives Rescued by Life-boatsLifeboat Memorial TabletChurch PHOTOSPHERE
Chalkie the FerrymanJim and Jack HeadDaily Mirror 16th November 1928 front pageDaily Mirror 16th November 1928 page 3
Daily Mirror 16th November 1928 back pageDaily Sketch 16th November 1928 front pageDaily Sketch 16th November 1928 page 3Daily Sketch 16th November 1928 back page
Latest Comments
Marriages Mar 1905 Pope Charles William Rye 2b 7
The Tillman Brothers John, Frederick, Gordon and Stanle
Please could I use this image in a project about the di
I sailed on the ivy b for a while. She was a tough old
My family originated from Rye Harbour and moved to Rye
I've heard that Monica was dating Charlie Southerden at
"Chalkie"cutting, my grandfather, Frederick Walter Cutt
I think this was my uncle walter igglesden
Herbert Head is my 1st Cousin 3x removed. I've been doi
Well hello I worked at vanbroek marine as trainee boat
Latest Pictures
Leonard Caister Memorial
Great War Memorial
Lives Rescued by Life-boats
Lifeboat Memorial Tablet
Church PHOTOSPHERE
Chalkie the Ferryman
Jim and Jack Head
Daily Mirror 16th November 1928 front page
Daily Mirror 16th November 1928 page 3
Daily Mirror 16th November 1928 back page
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