RYE HISTORY TOUR
This new study is a pocket-sized version of an earlier work in Amberley Publishing’s Through Time series which presents historic and current images together to allow an exploration of continuity and change.
Readers will note that in Rye’s case, architecture changes much less than fashion and transport. New material takes the reader through the town in three circular tours examining the commercial centre, hill-top castle surrounds and port.
One photograph shows an archaeological society visit in 1901. Rye has always attracted particular interest for its enduring charm, period architecture and literary and historical connections. The fact that these survive is due to its geographical location (Rye is at the confluence of three rivers), planning controls, economic decline and, in some sense, the meticulous documentation of writers such as Alan Dickinson.
(Amberley Publishing, £7.99)