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The Gun Garden Story

The Gun Garden Story

  The Ypres Tower’s Surrounds (The feature photo is © Copyright Malc McDonald and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence) • What we now know as Ypres Tower (13th century) was the sole defence of Rye until Edward III gave successive grants for the building of stone walls and gates. Even these additional … read more …

First posted in Featured, Invasion Coast, Rye Buildings and Defences on 10th September 2010
Last updated: 16th January 2014
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Rye’s Military History

Rye: Defender of the Southeast Coast Rye has been involved in the defence of the coast and English Channel throughout its history. This has generally been in response to a particular event or crisis and it usually involved naval activities and ferrying soldiers to various theatres of war. The town began to be seriously defended … read more …

First posted in Rye Town History on 10th May 2009
Last updated: 29th November 2012
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