The Frank Humphrey Fire Engine
(Dennis Ace Light Six 1936)
at the Crowborough Winter Fair Nov. 25th 2006
(My home Town)
Crowborough is the biggest inland town in East Sussex and at it's highest point is 787 feet above sea level and is an area of 3355 acres, has 8281 households and a population of 20553 according to the latest figures. It was in the parish of Rotherfield until April 1905 when the Civic Parish of Crowborough was formed. The person whom I think did the most for this town, although at the time it was a village in Rotherfield was Sir Henry Fermor 23/06/1667-02/06/1734. He left £9000 for the "very ignorant and heathenish people" of the area. This included £1500 for the building of a Chapel and School, money was left to invest the profits of which would go to pay the schoolmaster and minister. The buildings were to be built plain and strong so they last. The Chapel is what is now All Saints Church and the School the Sir Henry Fermor School, the original school being what is now the vicarage.
This is the first steam train though Crowborough in 40 years. The photo taken 27/10/2007 at 10:45 is only a few yards from where a steam train was derailed many years ago.
The Sussex Charter
For all the people of the Ancient Kingdom of Sussex!
Let it be known. The 16th June of each and every year shall be known as Sussex Day.
Sussex Day shall be celebrated according to the rites and traditions of Sussex.
Let it be known all the people of Sussex shall be responsible for the maintenance of
those boundaries that join to those of our neighbours.
Let it be known all the people of Sussex shall be responsible for all the environs within
Let it be known, the people of Sussex shall recognise the inshore waters that lie inside a
line drawn from Beachy Head and extending to Selsey Bill as being the Bay of Sussex.
Let it be known, the people of Sussex will undertake responsibility for the general well
being of our neighbours.
Let it be known the people of Sussex shall be guardians of our wildlife.
Let it be known the people of Sussex will, through custom, support all local businesses.
Finally, let it be known as Guardians of Sussex, we all know, Sussex is Sussex and Sussex
won’t be druv!
In God We Trust