Two Fires – 50 Years Apart

Two Rye Fires, 50 Years Apart

A picture paints 1000 words. The photograph at the foot of the page was taken by local photographer, C. H. Axell. It shows, in great detail, the Rye Fire Brigade of 1912 coping with the aftermath of a blaze at Harvey’s builders premises in South Undercliff. Continue reading Two Fires – 50 Years Apart

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