Drawings by Brian Hargreaves from Jo’ Kirkham’s “Ryennium”
Antique Fire Fighting Appliance One of the Gungarden Cannon.
Rye’s old Fire Engine. It was housed in the Town Hall and used to fight fires in the Town and local villages. Now lives in Rye Museum.
Built in Rye to commemorate the visit of The Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’s visit in 1980. As the name Gungarden implies, it was originally a gun emplacement. Heavy artillery was housed here until after the First World War. The three cannon that are now deployed are just for display.
The Mill Bakery Hand Cart
From “Rye’s Own “ October 2005
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