Does anyone have any information regarding the missing “&” [called an “ampersand” in dictionaries] in the Hope Anchor hotel.
I have always wondered if the “&” had been dropped deliberately and in the recent Rye News article on ship building in Rye there is a notification advertising a cricket match to be played on Monday, July 16 1849 on Rye Salts.
If you look closely the notice stated near the bottom that a good supper will be provided at the HOPE & ANCHOR after the match.
[Editor’s note: No doubt Rye’s Museum may well know the answer and will let Michael and all our readers know].
Image Credits: John Minter , H P Clark of Rye. .