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Picture No:406
Courtesy of:Stephen Rafaluk
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Chalkie the Ferryman

This is James "Chalkie" Cutting, the ferryman in the 1920's. My grandmother, Bessie Dibley (ne'e Cutting), was the daughter of the ferryman.

Picture Added on 08 December 2015.


"Chalkie"cutting, my grandfather, Frederick Walter Cutting was the son of the ferryman.
Added by Jean Small on 12 December 2015.
The Tillman Brothers John, Frederick, Gordon and Stanley (pictured on this site) were living with their Uncle Ned (Edward) Cutting in a cottage along Winchelsea Road during 1915, never been sure of this family connection but their father John William Tillman b.1872 and d.1940 was one of Rye bay's harbour masters, his wife Elizabeth (nee Harmer) mother of the boys died in childbirth and when John William re-married they went to live with their much loved Uncle Ned Cutting as story goes the new wife didn't want them in the house.
Added by Penelope Hills on 31 January 2016.
My Great Grandfather Chalkie cutting.
Added by Jean small on 24 November 2016.

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