Engine Failure at Sea

Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat was launched at 4.30 pm on 11 April to the aid of 35 foot Rye fishing vessel ‘Vic Anna’, suffering engine problems in rough water off Rye Harbour. Continue reading Engine Failure at Sea

Olde Pump House Hastings

One of the Best Known Meeting Places in Hastings

One of the features of Hastings Old Town is it’s famous Tavern, Ye Olde Pump House. It is situated at the heart of George Street and is the ‘local’ of many Old Town characters, who go a long way to enhance the special atmosphere of the Continue reading Olde Pump House Hastings

Prewar Policemen


By J Leadbetter

A revealing stories of prewar policemen. J Leadbetter was a conductor ‘on the buses’ for many years and has some revealing stories of prewar policemen. Continue reading Prewar Policemen

Primrose-The Last Rye Barge

The rescue of PRIMROSE The Last Rye Barge

On Sunday, 4 October 199t Rye Barge 2, the strangest sight met people’s eyes at Rye Harbour. A huge crane lifted an old boat out of the water and on to an 80 ft long flatbed truck which then drove very slowly to Hastings under police escort. There the boat was lifted again by crane into the back yard of the Shipwreck and Coastal Heritage Centre in Rock a Nore, where she has rested ever since. Continue reading Primrose-The Last Rye Barge