My Dad – Gary Bourn’s Tribute

For those that were unable to attend the Memorial Service here is Gary Bourn’s Tribute to his Dad

Michael, Mick, Mike, Ernie, Mick the Milk, Mr Bourn, Sub Officer Bourn and even Russ Abbott are some of the names you have known my Dad by – His actual name was George Michael Albert – but to make this easy for me to do, and as he was mine, I will refer to him simply as “Dad”.

Dad was born on the 16 August 1938. He was Ethel and Franks, aka Pop-Pop’s, third child and only son and a little brother for his sisters Audrey and Margaret. They all grew up in the family home at number 4 Richmond Villas or as we know it 17 Rope Walk. Continue reading My Dad – Gary Bourn’s Tribute

Down Rye Way – Fred Jordan

Down Rye Way May 1970 Fred'Chippy' Jordan by Maureen Allen
Down Rye Way May 1970 Fred’Chippy’ Jordan by Maureen Allen

Frederick Stanley Jordan. known to nearly every inhabitant of Rye as Chippy is a Ryer in every sense of the word.  Continue reading Down Rye Way – Fred Jordan