The Long Journey:Part 3

End of 1941. early 1942

Michael Whiteman’s graphic account of his days as a German Prisioner of War.

I think it was about this time snow was on the ground one of our lads became ill. He was a lad from Hastings, in the 5th Sussex Regiment, twenty one years old, name Frank Smith. Continue reading The Long Journey:Part 3

The Rye Fishing Fleet

Tough Men Doing a Dangerous Job

‘Harry Hotspur’, Silver Fern,‘Rother Lass, Bold Venture’, ‘Kerrigan’ it seems a bit like an accumulator bet for a race meeting – in fact the names are not those of horses but of fishing boats. Continue reading The Rye Fishing Fleet

Down Rye Way


by Elaine Peprell

John Button

John Button was born in Rye 46 years ago. Into those 46 years he has packed more adventures and experiences than any 10 average men put together. He initially attended the Mermaid Street School, but spent some of his later school Continue reading Down Rye Way