Pen & Ink

Dear Editor,

                  Rye’s very Own Dance Talent

I would be grateful if you could mention in your pen & ink page Rye Dance Centre.

My family and I attended the White Rock theatre in Hastings on February 2nd to watch the “RYE DANCE CENTRE” perform there incredible dance show called RECYCLED. Continue reading Pen & Ink

The Oak Inn, High Street

The Pubs of Rye no. 3

By David Russell

Very little information has come to light about this fishermen’s beer house located on the High Street. The earliest known date for the Oak is 1870 when Alfred Bourn was the licensee. However, as a beer house, we can be fairly certain it was in existence well before then, and possibly dated back to the 1830 Licensing Act. The house was then known as the Pig and Whistle. Continue reading The Oak Inn, High Street

The Oak Inn

Frank Palmer Collection (1902)

This very rare photograph, from the Frank Palmer Collection, is of Rye’s ‘Unknown Inn’.

The Oak Inn, situated in the building very recently part vacated by Ollio Books on the right and the Rye Art Galleries Easton Rooms, was active for a period of three years or so a little over 100 years ago. By 1903, a year after this photograph was taken, the premises had become a tea shop.A close inspection of the picture reveals that “The Oak” was a Style & Wynch outlet.

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