Rye Trades and Industries

Rye’s Cattle Market

Rye’s Cattle Market

Photo courtesy Britain from above A Brief History of Rye Cattle Market Slightly adapted from Rye’s Own 150 (January 2007) Note:  A remarkable account of Rye Cattle Market appeared in a 1937 Handbook, demonstrating how well Rye Market was doing in the period just before World War Two. This success was carried into the forties. … read more …

First posted in Rye Trades and Industries on 17th August 2009
Last updated: 3rd December 2012
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Rye’s Harbour in the 19th Century

Rye’s Harbour in the 19th Century

Impact of the railway The arrival of the railway captured much sea trade but Rye’s river barge and Kent coast trade were able to continue for some time. The first railway to Rye was a single track line, carrying the Lord Mayor of London on a visit to Rye in May 1850. The railway was … read more …

First posted in Rye Trades and Industries, Rye's Harbour on 10th February 2009
Last updated: 28th November 2012
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