Victorian Rye

Young Film Makers of Rye

Young Film Makers of Rye

Smuggling.   Victorian Times.  World War II. 3 films produced by local schoolchildren. Thanks to WACOR, local youngsters have been able to find out about what life was like in Rye during Smuggling times, Victorian times, and World War II — and now teams from local schools have produced a film  for each of these periods. … read more …

First posted in Children at the Museum, WACOR on 11th August 2013
Last updated: 31st October 2013
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Landgate Square

Landgate Square

For a fascinating read about life on Hucksteps Row (off Church Square) and Landgate Square about 100 years ago, read Peter Ewart’s A Poor Man’s Rye. Ask for it at the desk of the Rye Library. The thoroughfare leading from Landgate Tower to the foot of Rye Hill has long been a busy one. For … read more …

First posted in Rye Streets on 7th November 2010
Last updated: 20th April 2017
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Watchbell Street

Once on Watchbell Street: A visitor from the 1840s visiting Rye today would recognise much of it: the Landgate, the street pattern within the walls, Ypres Tower, the stone buildings that survived the fire of 1377, many of the houses, the cobbles, but oh, how much else has changed! Take Watchbell Street as an example: … read more …

First posted in Rye Streets on 5th November 2010
Last updated: 20th April 2017
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Mermaid Street 1891

Mermaid Street 1891

A poor quarter: This look at Mermaid Street is based on data from the 1891 census. It is known that at this period Mermaid Street was a run-down area, and the fact that it led directly up from the Strand, which was the main port area of the town, suggests it may well have been … read more …

First posted in Rye Streets on 3rd November 2010
Last updated: 20th April 2017
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