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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 469 pictures and 463 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
Kate Doust talking to Chris Mill
Kate Doust talking to Chris Mill
The Rye Harbour Garage VanRye Harbour village pre-1949John Sherwood and lifeboatSherwood and Caister families
Rosa CaisterBoat at Rye Harbour ?John Sherwood and friendsRosa Mary Caister
Rye Harbour School 1899John SherwoodLifeboat House in 1923The Ute at Alsford's Wharf
Latest Comments
Do you know here Rosa Mary Caister is buried
The Three Brothers was built in 1896 which is 26 years
Hi Michael Doust I am a distant relative of yours, my g
George Dibley was from Rye not Hastings
I don't believe that this is, in fact, Mrs A Smith but
Does anyone know the names of the girl and the lady on
I'd be very interested to see that book Ruth. Do you ha
Alsford's wharf was originally called the Railway quay.
Looking at the family history, I believe Frederick Till
I do remember Ponte, he used to drive racing cars and a
Latest Pictures
Kate Doust talking to Chris Mill
The Rye Harbour Garage Van
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
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