Rye at Work 1950s


Thomas Hinds & Sons (Rye) Ltd.

by  D.  G.  Southerden

In Rye and district the name of Hinds is synonymous with the word “Timber”. For more than a century this family business, now under the name of Thomas Hinds & Sons (Rye) Ltd., has been importing and selling softwood to the builders and other users of timber in this area. Continue reading Rye at Work 1950s

The Battle of Rye Bay

The English fleet lay at anchor in the lagoon that stretched from the foot of the hill on which New Winchelsea is built to the cliffs of Rye. The forty or so Cinque Ports built ships were a hive of activity, preparations for battle were well under way. Word had come that a great force of Spanish ships were passing along the Kent coast having come from Sluys in Belgium where they had loaded their ships with many men and materials with which to effect raids on England. Continue reading The Battle of Rye Bay

Old Rye – New Faces

Humphrey Lestocq

by James Humphrey

Humphrey Lestocq of Radio, Television, Stage and Film fame, is now a popular business man with two flourishing shops in Rye. Yet he only came to Rye four years ago to recuperate from an illness. Continue reading Old Rye – New Faces

Retrospect 1967

1967 fades into 1968, this is the time of year when we look back over the past twelve months and reflect on the events that have taken place. What kind of year has it been for Rye in general. Continue reading Retrospect 1967