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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 467 pictures and 449 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
Rye Harbour village pre-1949
Rye Harbour village pre-1949
John Sherwood and lifeboatSherwood and Caister familiesRosa CaisterBoat at Rye Harbour ?
John Sherwood and friendsRosa Mary CaisterRye Harbour School 1899John Sherwood
Lifeboat House in 1923The Ute at Alsford's WharfReinhold Krusemark arrives Alsford's Wharf 5Reinhold Krusemark arrives Alsford's Wharf 4
Latest Comments
Actually Edna was dads mother's name Georgina was his
I’m wondering if the person on the floor could be Hen
Goodness this is such a clear image. The one next to Jo
My goodness! That’s my great grandad! A really lovely
I'm now 73 and have just seen a man on TV that epitomiz
On this 92nd Anniversary, remembering the Mary Stanford
In 1976 I sailed on the Doreen b from Gainsborough to H
Brought up our 2 sons nearby and often took them for wa
The 'scalloped' stern is called a 'lute' which differs
Hello again to Leigh Middleton. Re "Wendala" owners. 19
Latest Pictures
Rye Harbour village pre-1949
John Sherwood and lifeboat
Sherwood and Caister families
Rosa Caister
Boat at Rye Harbour ?
John Sherwood and friends
Rosa Mary Caister
Rye Harbour School 1899
John Sherwood
Lifeboat House in 1923
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