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Comment about the Mint, Rye, Sussex, England

Please could someone tell us how The Mint, Rye got it's name.

Carolyn Harris, Ashford Kent Wed 24th Jun 2009

Well it ain't the flavour.

Seriously though - a number of towns in medieval times had their own mint to produce currency and Winchelsea nearby was one of those. I suspect that Rye also had its own mint and that it was situated in this street.

That seems the most likely explanation.

Barry, BeenThere-DoneThat Sun 19th Jul 2009

My aunt was the Inn owner of the Standard, on the left. My father was the baker at Clarks for 30 years;its to the right of the Neddles Passage (two people about to enter!

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