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Courtesy of:Barry Yates
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Lime Kiln Cottage

The Nature Reserve's Information Centre, opened by volunteers from 10am to 5pm most days of the year.
Picture Added on 20 March 2006.


What is the origin of the name?
(Ed. there were lime kilns there... also another lime kiln works along Rye Harbour road. In agriculture lime was used as a "manure" on the heavy soils in order to make them more open and friable, to improve drainage and to make the land more easily worked to a good tilth.)

Added by Philip Manningib on 01 July 2013.
Does anyone remember 'Ponte' who used to live there back in the 50's and 60's. I think he was a soap salesman and he used to collect his water at the Point somewhere. There was a propeller on the roof for generating electricity and batteries to store it for use in the house.
I also seem to remember he only had one arm! What happened to him?


Added by Chris Coleman on 05 July 2013.
I do remember Ponte, he used to drive racing cars and apparently crashed and his arm was disabled I do believe
Added by Terence B on 12 May 2021.

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