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Picture No:262
Courtesy of:John Bagnall
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Albert Dowding family

The man is Albert Dowding aged 41 with his wife Jane aged 37.
The photo was taken at Ecclesbourne Coastguard station, before they moved to Rye Harbour - from the 1901 census he lived at No 5 Coastguard cottages (Coastguard Square).

Words on the back of the card read-----
Cissie May born at Rye Harbour Coast Guard Station January 2nd 1895
Ernest Reuben Born at Ecclesbourne Coast Guard Station January 2nd 1898.
Photograph taken at Ecclesbourne Coast Guard Station nr Hastings July 1898

Picture Added on 27 November 2007.


My great-grandfather, George Johns, was a coastguard in Rye in 1901. His wife was Mabel (nee Martin). Perhaps they worked together?
Added by Jane Pearson on 02 September 2010.

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