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Johnny The Ferryman
Johnny Doughty, the friendly ferryman and famous folk singer who operated the Rye Harbour ferry, pictured with the Pope brothers and sister - left to right Michael, Roger and Christine.
Picture Added on 09 February 2022.
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There was one notable character who always seemed to be in the pub. Johnny Doughty (Uncle Johnny) was a fisherman and also operated the ferry at Rye Harbour. He used to drink pint after pint all evening and never had a pee – but he had an enormous stomach. In later life he became famous as a folk singer. Much later I saw him for the last time on the Fish Market Quay in Rye - mending fishing nets. He died in September 1986 at the age of 83.
The Inkerman arms is now shut leaving just one pub in Rye Harbour - the William the Conqueror.
Added by Chris Coleman on 10 February 2022.