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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The Class of 1920

By Jim Hollands

The photograph on the center pages is from the Arthur Woodgate collection
and shows him and his classmates as they were about 1920.
There will be few who recognise the faces but the list of names is
a very different thing. They are old Rye names, almost to a man, and
they went on to forge a great part of the town’s pre and post war
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Rye Fawkes In Our Time

Sixty years ago in 1945 the Second World War had just reached it’s terrible conclusion with the discovery of the death camps in Europe and the dropping of two atom bombs on Japan. Continue reading Rye Fawkes In Our Time