Rye Christmas Festival

This year the Rye Christmas Festival will commence on Saturday 6th December. Father Christmas will arrive in a beautiful horse drawn carriage escorted by a brilliant procession of pipers, drummers, bands and performing artist’s, followed by a spectacular display of fireworks. Santa will then be in his Grotto at the Rye Museum, East Street, which will be free as well as face painting for children. Continue reading Rye Christmas Festival

Watchbell Street c 1875

This photograph of Watchbell street was taken by Edwin Thomas Gasson of 21, King Street (Landgate); his most active period as a photographer seems to have been 1870 – 1881 but earlier photographs are known. I would date this photograph as, early to mid 1870’s. Continue reading Watchbell Street c 1875