Balloon Channel Crossing

Balloon Channel Crossing

History was made at historic Rye on Saturday, 4 February, when a Hydrogen balloon, piloted by Malcolm Brighton of Farnham, Surrey, took off from the Salts—its destination was France. Four hours later the balloon with its five occupants made a successful landing at Berck-Plage, 10 miles south of Le Touquet on the French coast. Continue reading Balloon Channel Crossing

Summary History of Rye 16

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Part 16 William Holloway, Historian of Rye

William Holloway was born on 1st August, 1785 at Emsworth in Hampshire of a merchant family. At the age of seven he was sent to Midhurst Grammar School, where he received a good classical education as well as a certain amount of Continue reading Summary History of Rye 16