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Picture No:105
Courtesy of:Nanny Pat
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Ferry - date guessed!

Picture Added on 25 March 2006.


Tom Pope says that the man in the foreground was the ferryman "Grandad Cutting" we think the passenger is the Vicar going to the service at Camber. Middle background is the Tram station.
Added by Gordon@surfree.co.uk on 26 August 2007.
The ferryman in the picture is James Charles Cutting also known as 'Chalkie'.
Added by Brian Parks on 30 September 2007.
James Cutting is my husband Peter Chapmans great grandfather, his grandmother was Mat Cutting
Added by Rita Chapman on 18 December 2007.
My husbands grandmother was Freda May Cutting. His father was born in tram road and was John Chapman.
Added by Rita Chapman on 18 December 2007.
I believe my grandparents and father were living at rye harbour then, my father was only a youngster but he remembers the canvas ceiling flapping in the wind, Grandfather was Albert Brown Postman
Added by Alan Brown on 06 May 2008.
My grandad owned rye harbour garage, I have many fond memories of all that worked for him.
Added by Barbara Graham nee Hill on 25 May 2008.
The ferryman is my grandfather, my mother was Bessy cutting his daughter. I think the comments by Peter Chapman may be the son af my cousin John.
Added by Philip Dibley on 22 July 2010.
The man in the photo called James Charles Cutting is my greatgrandfather, my grandfather Frederick Walter Cutting was James Charles Cutting's son, who moved to Cornwall to marry my grandmother Mary Eliza Fancis. Henry, Albert and Robert cutting who lost their lives in the Mary Stanford Lifeboat disaster were first cousin to my granddad, would love to see more photos of the cutting family.
Added by Jean Elizabeth Small (nee Cutting) on 02 September 2012.

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