Summer Holidays at Winchelsea Beach


Barry Floyd

Like many families in London after World War I — and with a gradual return to a more normal way of life — my newly-married parents (father had served with the Royal Electrical Engineers in France from 1915 to 1919) began looking from their semi-detached Edwardian home in Palmers Green (North London) at favourable seaside spots where a brief summer holiday might be undertaken. Continue reading Summer Holidays at Winchelsea Beach

Local Victorian Post in Rye

Glimpses into Local Postal Services in Victorian Times.The tale of Charles Thomas.By Barry Floyd.Introduction.

In the mid-nineteenth century Rye’s post office was located on the High Street. Continue reading Local Victorian Post in Rye

RAF Bomber Command Memorial


By Barry Floyd

(Publicity Officer, RAFA Northiam & Rye Branch)

Sixty-seven years after the end of WWII , and almost seventy years from the height of RAF Bomber Command’s offensive against targets in Germany and Nazi-occupied territories in Europe, a fitting If belated memorial to all the heroic aircrews involved was dedicated and unveiled in Green Park, London, on 28 June 2012 Continue reading RAF Bomber Command Memorial