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RYE HARBOUR, East Sussex, UK... (click here for location)

Click to ViewThe Rye Harbour Image Library contains images and anecdotes about the area. There are 474 pictures and 484 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 barryjyates@gmail.com.
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 was started by The Rye Harbour Heritage Group, which was established in 2005, around 200 years after the harbour’s first settlement. In 2022 we started the Rye Harbour History Group that meets monthly as part of the Discover Rye Harbour project which is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


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Latest Pictures
Beach road being constructed
Beach road being constructed
Road being constructed south of Discovery CentreSaltmarsh south of the Discovery Centre - 1947Johnny The FerrymanFishing nets drying
Kate Doust talking to Chris MillThe Rye Harbour Garage VanRye Harbour village pre-1949John Sherwood and lifeboat
Sherwood and Caister familiesRosa CaisterBoat at Rye Harbour ?John Sherwood and friends
Latest Comments
I have often walked past that little red roofed hut and
As a small boy on our yearly holiday staying at the Wa
The lady on far right is Elizabeth Head. The lady stand
Percy Tapp lived in Ship Cottage when I lived in Rye Ha
The residence called The Ship on the left was the pub T
Bess Clothier was my Great Gran, lived in Sea View, Tra
Bess Clothier was my Great Gran. She lived in Tram Roa
My dad, Reg Stenning (from Brighton) was Alf Redman's c
Especially for Holly and family her grand daughter. Pat
Just lovely to hear about this wonderful memory of this
Latest Pictures
Beach road being constructed
Road being constructed south of Discovery Centre
Saltmarsh south of the Discovery Centre - 1947
Johnny The Ferryman
Fishing nets drying
Kate Doust talking to Chris Mill
The Rye Harbour Garage Van
Rye Harbour village pre-1949
John Sherwood and lifeboat
Sherwood and Caister families
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