Wye townsfolk will be aware of how wyeweb helps to record not only current affairs and opinions but also tries to archive of Wye images and documents that make up our heritage. Only a few days ago we learned that one of our elderly residents recalled knowing the coke-maker in the Wye Gasworks mentioned in Mr. Gallaway’s recollections of Wye at the end of the nineteenth century.
In 2012 we had the fortune to gain access to a privately owned painting from 1883 that will not only interest our readers but will probably stimulate discussion of the buildings and features of the town in Victorian times. In 2012 we used part of this picture as a WyeWeb banner image. Although we have had some misfortune with the old website we have been able to capture many of our pieces and images from 2007 to 2016 so we shall be able, gradually, to restore some of the more historic images and pieces! Meanwhile, have a look at the above image and see if you can identify buildings in the village from 1883!
The chalk quarry is clearly visible, as is the church and college buildings, what else can you identify?