Balmoral at Rye 2016

Balmoral Arrives at Rastrum Wharf Rye Harbour

Merchant Vessel Balmoral arriving at Rastrum Wharf, Rye Harbour to pick up 800 passengers for a trip around the Kent Coast and up the Thames to Tower Bridge on Friday 17 June 2016.

Many pictures of Balmoral leaving in the July issue of “Rye’s Own” on Sale Friday 1 July 2016.

A “Rye’s Own” Film Released Sunday 19 June 2016

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Else Kuhlke At Rye 1933

“Timber boats” as they were known locally, were a common sight at The Strand in the years between the Wars. By 1934 Hitler had sole charge of Germany and a programme of re-armament began. This effort required vast amounts of raw materials and soon the German coasters that brought in the timber were re-loaded with scrap metal from the Gasson’s scrap pile close to Brede Sluice. Continue reading Else Kuhlke At Rye 1933