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 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. Continue reading The Oak Inn