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Picture No:247
Courtesy of:Steve Blattman
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The Ship

Interesting to see the railway carriage at the side of the Watch House. Date unknown.
Picture Added on 31 March 2007.


I was interested to see these pictures of Rye Harbour around 1930. My father was a school friend of one of the Blattman family who I believe lived in the Watch House at that time. I think I am right in saying that it was Gerry he was friendly with and he used to come over from Hastings to stay for the weekend sometimes. They apparently renovated an old sailing boat between them, and used to go out sailing from the harbour. I also recall my father recollecting the lifeboat disaster with some considerable sorrow. I see there is a picture of Gerry still sailing in the 1960's. We often used to visit the harbour until the early 1960's.
Added by David Tidy on 17 October 2012.

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