People in Ringmer

This is a file of photographs of people living in Ringmer during some time in their lives. There are links to this file from other parts of the website.
David Bielkus


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Reginald Breffit, OBE, MA


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John Bridger



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John Dibley, OBE



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George Diplock


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The lower photograph of George Diplock was contributed by his great grandson, David Fenner   (david.fenner@kcl.ac.ukThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), who would like to hear from any of George's descendants.

Jack Greenaway



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Gary Hayes


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These two photographs were taken by the well on Ringmer Village Green

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Gary Hayes with Jack Coleman - Ringmer's last full-time shepherd

Austin Hopper

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There is another, smaller, photograph of Austin Hopper under the heading Police Group Photograph
Sidney George Leader


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Stephen Mann


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Stephen Mann is in the centre of this photograph.

Don Marsh


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Dennis Miles

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Thomas Parrott


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Police Group Photograph


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The date of this photograph is not known, but type of cap and badge were worn between 1922 and the spring of 1935. It may have been taken outside County Hall in Lewes on the occasion of the extension of Brighton's boundary.

Ringmer Policemen included in the photograph are picked out below.

 

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Austin Hopper Walter Lamberth

Chester Perrin

Malcolm Richards


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Peter Saunders


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Janet Skeef


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Ray Skinner


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Ernest Willard


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The Sussex Express of 29 November 1929 carried a report of the funeral of Sergeant Willard, who died on 22 November and was buried in Ringmer Churchyard.

The Bearers were Sergeants Foord, Francis, Hambleton, Johnston, Mockford and Swainston. Police Constables Butler, Gabbitas, Hopper and Smithers acted as pallbearers.

Over 70 members of the Force, with many local people, attended the funeral to pay a last tribute to the memory of one whom everyone respected and whose sudden passing was mourned by all. A long line of police preceded the hearse from the house to the Church. The report notes the many floral tributes.

Thomas Williams, LLB Barrister-at-Law CBE QPM


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Nicholas Witchell


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P.C. Witchell, taken in the Ringmer office.