Rye Memories

Published by the Thomas Peacocke School Local History Group
Co-ordinator and Editor: Jo Kirkham.

A series of publications from Rye College Local History Group dealing with Rye area.
The early editions are typically self-printed, but recent reprints, see below, are much more professional.

Brian Parks refers to both these publications in his Romney Marsh Companion, particularly in the section on the origins of Old Jim, ferryman of Rye Harbour.
At the moment (Feb 2010) both publications are available to purchase, the first in the remaining copies of the 1988 edition, and the second, Bygone Rye Harbour, in its expanded edition, as described below.
For details of how to obtain copies, see bottom of the page.

The 'Wiliam Cutting' booklet:
First published 1988

Contains four main articles:
The Recollections of William Cutting
Memories of Miss Dolly Beeching
Ghosts and Superstitions
Zena Piggott's Story
This early edition has card covers, decorated with a drawing by Luke Herriott, the booklet is illustrated throughout with photocopied photographs, drawings and diagrams; 80pp; ISBN 1-870600-06-1

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Bygone Rye Harbour
First published 1992
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second edition cover
Second, enlarged, edition 2006:
The new edition contains material from 'Rye Harbour Heritage'and an updated History of Rye Harbour by Michael Alford, as well as material from Dr Barry Yates from the Nature Reserve's archives.

100pp; illustrated throughout with line drawings and photographs; laminated cover - with drawing by James Bennett; ISBN 1-870600-25-8

To obtain copies of the above publications:

Bygone Rye Harbour the improved, illustrated second edition, is £6 including p&p, and the booklet containing Recollections of William Cutting is £3 including p&p Brian mentions both of these in his bibliography.

Please make cheques payable to 'Rye College Local History Group'.
Please send orders to :-

Mrs Jo Kirkham,
C/o Rye College,
The Grove,
TN31 7ND
All proceeds go to buy books for the Rye College Library (which was 'Thomas Peacocke Community College' until it was renamed last year.)

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Illustrations copyright the respective Publishers
Text copyright John Allsup
page first published 20 February 2010