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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.
The residence called The Ship on the left was the pub The Ship Inn throughout most of the 19th Century. Today it is called Ship Cottage.
The then black carriage must have moved to its current location and used as an art studio around 1930 as seen in picture 168 Bridget Rees at summer Studio.
The owner told me it began operation in 1888.

Added by Geoff Pope on 25 May 2023.
Percy Tapp lived in Ship Cottage when I lived in Rye Harbour during the 1960s. He eventually moved to a flat at the top of the Rye Harbour Road, on the site of what was the Tollgate Garage.
Added by Chris Coleman on 07 July 2023.

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