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  • Evacuation of the Boys of Morden Terrace School

    I am interested in any information / photographs relating to the evacuation of Morden Terrace Boys School from London to Northiam in WW2 (Sept 1939-June1940). My grandfather, Bernard Hollaway and his wife, were in charge of the party and were billeted at The Rectory in Northiam with Rev Dunbar. ... read more

  • Brooker & Rudge Family

    I am trying to find anyone who remembers the Brookers, there names are [father] James William Brooker, [mother] Elsie Beatrice Brooker [maiden name Dudeney] they had two daughters Hilda Jessie and Elsie Eva Brooker. Hilda was born on 22nd September 1920. Eva was born in October 1917. Beatrice was a widow around 1941. I think ... read more

  • Mayor of Rye in WW2

    Hi, I’m coming on holiday to the area for Easter and want to find out if there’s any info on a former mayor. My husband’s grandfather, a Mr Marsden was mayor of Rye during WW2. Are there any plaques to him or the like? Thanks Nicola [email protected] ... read more

  • Information on Ann Wilson

    My great grandmother lived in Rye Harbour during the WW2 years. I do not know her date of birth, I do know she eventually ended up in Canada in the late 70’s. Her name was Ann Wilson and I am told she was well known around Rye Harbour. I’m trying to track down any information ... read more

  • German Fighter Crash

    To Simon Johnson, I was a 7yr old going to school and saw the Plane you mention. It was perched on an old lady’s house and my Dad was in the ARP and went to help. No photo though. Hope you have good luck in your investigations. Janet ... read more

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The Artist's Cottage
The Artist's Cottage

The Artist’s Cottage is a beautiful Grade II listed building built in 1483. Located in the heart of Rye’s historic … more

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Scallop Week

Hi, plenty of promotions for venues and events but can anyone recommend somewhere where I can buy Rye scallops at … more

Cmdr Frank Claret, O.B.E. - memorabilia in Rye

I am trying to track down several lots of memorabilia about Commander Frank Claret that were sold at auction in … more

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