History that rose from the sea

View to the East of Rye

On Thursday, November 12 at 7:30 pm in the East Street museum, Dr Geoffrey Meade, lecturer at the University of Sussex,  history tour guide, and one of the Rye Museum Trustees, will be giving a talk on his latest research into the history of a part of our area.

Rye, an “Antient Town” is justly famous for its history and architecture, but what of its neighbours – downstream and along the coast – Rye Harbour, Camber and Broomhill?

This talk looks at some of the landscape features, the history, and the development of, these eastern (of Rye) communities. Probably at the time of William the Conqueror and the recently celebrated Battle of Hastings in 1066 these were literally out to sea.

And some of the highest tides of the year (pictured above) remind us that what was recovered from the waves can so easily slip back into the sea.

Admission for members £2, £3 for guests.

Photo by Ray Prewer