The Building of Simmons Quay

Simmons Quay – Has Been Open for Ten Years

The new Quay at the Fishmarket in Rye has been in use now for 10 Years. It has proved to be a safe and workable arrangement that transformed the old fishing boat base from the most dangerous berth in the UK to the second safest fishing boat tie up in the country.

Ronnie Simmons
Ron Simmons


It was due to the effort, determination and tenacity of one man that this project Continue reading The Building of Simmons Quay

Rye Church Clock

Over 5,000 Windings

He Wound Rye Church Clock 5,000 Times In Seven Years

A clipping from a 1930’s Newspaper

Seven years ago today Mr. Frederick Nash, of Rye Parish Church, Sussex started winding the oldest working clock in the world. Ever since then he has turned its giant “key” twice a day. This evening he will wind it for the 5114th time. Continue reading Rye Church Clock