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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 449 pictures and 425 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 can include sound files and scanned documents - use the search box for "audio" or "pdf".

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
Thomas, Arthur and Christine Mills.
Thomas, Arthur and Christine Mills.
Elsie Clark nee HedglerNewspaper cutting about 1947The Doust family, taken in 1912James. Florence and Philip Doust
James Doust in Gordon PlaceRye Harbour groupAlec Coleman and the flagpoleAlec Coleman and Gerry Blattman at the flagpole
Flagpole in local paperThe Flagpole CeremonyMonica EdwardsRye Harbour Village Church and School
Latest Comments
Looking at the fishing boat tied up on the east side I
Chris Packham, long time no see you old Matlow. It was
Oh yes. Ivy B, chipping rust, just for a crust, Swan Is
I think the RX222 was called Satellite
Lovely picture of Uncle Gun, who had such an affinity w
Rx246 and rx171 owned by the Mills family
I remember seeing Donald Ager on the Georgena b hope yo
The only suggestion I have for the "structure" in the b
I was born in Rye Harbour in 1946. I remember the groyn
The little girl sitting on the steps centre front is my
Latest Pictures
Thomas, Arthur and Christine Mills.
Elsie Clark nee Hedgler
Newspaper cutting about 1947
The Doust family, taken in 1912
James. Florence and Philip Doust
James Doust in Gordon Place
Rye Harbour group
Alec Coleman and the flagpole
Alec Coleman and Gerry Blattman at the flagpole
Flagpole in local paper
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