Rye Fire Brigade 1952

Photograph taken at the Annual Competitions Rye Grammar School

L to R Standing :- Fred Pawsey, Frank Small, Mick Fagan, Cecil Tiltman, Reg Bailey, Margaret Tiltman (nee Bourne), Bert Southerden, ‘Gemma’ Day, George Fletcher, Arthur Tiltman, Fred Bourn, Joe Vincent, Les Small, Bill Britt and Geoff Curtis. Bottom Row :- Station Officer Frank Bourn, Judge, Division Officer Adams, The Mayor of Rye Councillor Candler and Mrs. Candler, Brigadier Gardham, Division Officer Hollands and second Judge.
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A Fireman Retires

Frank Bourn Retires

“Today I am a fireman, tomorrow I shall be a sexagenarian.” With these words, Station Officer Bourn, fireman by instinct and tradition, addressed his men at his farewell party held at the Crown Hotel on Saturday, November 12th. Continue reading A Fireman Retires