When the Horse was King

These two photographs, taken in the 1930’s, demonstrate how important the heavy horse was to Rye’s industry and supply years after the introduction of the petrol engine. These were the days when farm produce was delivered and sold to Stonhams who processed the raw materials and bagged them ready for resale. Continue reading When the Horse was King

Two Fires – 50 Years Apart

Two Rye Fires, 50 Years Apart

A picture paints 1000 words. The photograph at the foot of the page was taken by local photographer, C. H. Axell. It shows, in great detail, the Rye Fire Brigade of 1912 coping with the aftermath of a blaze at Harvey’s builders premises in South Undercliff. Continue reading Two Fires – 50 Years Apart