“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
With the “March of Time” in many of our Towns and Cities, old picturesque houses, rich with historical associations are now being demolished, and replaced by modern buildings. Rye still preserves its old world charm, Continue reading Rye Commerce 1937
By Nan King
Before the last war, Rye Harbour played a small role as a port used mainly for coast-wise shipping of materials for domestic and industrial purposes. Large quantities of shingle were shipped to the north of England and Scotland, and Continue reading Port of Commerce
Thomas Hinds & Sons (Rye) Ltd.
by D. G. Southerden
In Rye and district the name of Hinds is synonymous with the word “Timber”. For more than a century this family business, now under the name of Thomas Hinds & Sons (Rye) Ltd., has been importing and selling softwood to the builders and other users of timber in this area. Continue reading Rye at Work 1950s