Treacle Miner

A rare 1960’s Mick Avery drawing depicting a Peasmarsh Treacle Miner.

These legendary workers were famous for their amazing ability to work underground for long periods, sometimes even without lights. Some attribute this low light vision to the ‘Peasmarsh Gold’ strain of carrot that is prolific in the area. Continue reading Treacle Miner

Change of Routine

An Early Change Of Routine For The Camber Tram

by Laurie A Cooksey

At the Grand Opening Dinner of the Rye & Camber Tramway, held at the Royal William Hotel, Camber on the afternoon of Saturday, 13th July, 1895, Colonel Brookfield, M.P during the course of a quite lengthy speech, mentioned that at the Battle of Prestonpans, near Edinburgh in 1745, Continue reading Change of Routine

Bogus Refuse Collectors in Rye

Throughout the winter months cyclists and hikers have been noticing rubbish, obviously dumped when the growth was high, appearing in hedges and ditches all over Romney Marsh and in woodland areas everywhere. Continue reading Bogus Refuse Collectors in Rye