People from Rudgwick’s Past (Groups)

Images of Rudgwick People

We are collecting a growing number of images, both of individuals and groups. There must be many more, if only we clould locate them! Many who contributed greatly to the village have no memorial image. Can you help?

Group Photographs

Rudgwick Women's Institute outside the Jubilee Hall, 1949. Many but not all names have been put to these faces
Rudgwick Women’s Institute outside the Jubilee Hall, 1949. Many but not all names have been put to these faces
An old folk's tea part at Windacres, 1951. A number of these people have been identified
An old folk’s tea part at Windacres, 1951. A number of these people have been identified
a 1952 old folks tea party at Windacres
1952, another old folks tea party at Windacres
Col Frederick Gough MP for Horsham addresses Rudgwick Conservatives at Windacres, 1952. Windacres was then owned by N F Gossage Esq
Col Frederick Gough MP for Horsham addresses Rudgwick Conservatives at Windacres, 1952. Windacres was then owned by NF Gossage Esq
Rudgwick Silver Band first played in 1861, set up by Rev Thurlow of Baynards. The whole band enlisted in the Great War. Re-established after the war by G Barker of Gaskyns. Met in a band room behind Willow Cottage in Church St. John, William, Harold, & Charlie Tate were bandmasters until the end came in the late 1940s
Rudgwick Silver Band first played in 1861, set up by Rev Thurlow of Baynards. The whole band enlisted in the Great War. Re-established  by G C Barker of Gaskyns. Met in a band room behind Willow Cottage, Church St. John, William, Harold, & Charlie Tate were successive bandmasters. The end came in the late 1940s
Cricket has been played in Rudgwick since at least 1775, but the earliest photo of players is from this newspaper cutting dated 24 Sep 1933, when the match arranged with PGH Fender's XI was washed out, and the players retreated to the Queen's Head for a sing-song
Cricket has been played in Rudgwick since at least 1775, but the earliest photo of players is from this newspaper cutting dated 24 Sep 1933, when the match arranged with PGH Fender’s XI was washed out, and the players retreated to the Queen’s Head for a sing-song
The earliest team photo of Rudgwick CC is the 1951 team
The earliest team photo of Rudgwick CC is the 1951 team
On 23 May 1959, Rudgwick under GW Humphrey played Rev David Sheppard's XI but lost the match despite good bowling by NC Naumann. Sheppard scored 77
On 23 May 1959, Rudgwick under GW Humphrey played Rev David Sheppard’s XI but lost the match despite good bowling by NC Naumann. Sheppard scored 77
1965, Rudgwick v The President's XI
1965, Rudgwick v The President’s XI
Rudgwick FC, the 1925 XI, for whicj we have all names, including Francis Crouch, Captain, and numerous non-players. Possible start date for the club:1915.
Rudgwick FC, the 1925 XI, for which we have all names, including Francis Crouch, captain, and numerous non-players. Possible start date for the club:1915. Photo by Rudgwick-born FJ Waller of Horsham
1933-4 football team was a winning team! all names known; captain T Hurst
The 1933-4 football team was a winning team! All names known; captain T Hurst. Rudgwick wore red/black stripes
in the 1950s both football and cricket had use of the new King George's Field, Bucks Green, identifiable by the houses behind this team. Can you name them?
By the 1950s, both football and cricket had use of the new King George’s Field, Bucks Green, identifiable by the houses behind. Can you name any players?
1981 Cranleigh Hospital Cup team, first colour photo. Post-war strip no longer striped. Village Hall in background
1981 Cranleigh Hospital Cup team, first colour photo. Post-war strip no longer striped. Village Hall in background
Rudgwick Girl Guides off to camp at Rudgwick Station, 1927
Rudgwick Girl Guides off to camp at Rudgwick Station, 1927
Rudgwick Scouts at Clymping beach in 1946. wartime tank traps proved irresistable!
Rudgwick Scouts at Clymping beach in 1946. Wartime tank traps proved irresistable!
A larger group, same year, same place. can you name anyone?
A larger group, same year, same place. Can you name anyone?
1955, Rudgwick Scouts reach semi-finals of the soapbox derby in Morecambe, driver of 'The Gnat' Ean Clarke. others were Ken Richards and Mel Reynolds (scoutmasters Messrs Matthews and Durrant)
1955, Rudgwick Scouts reach semi-finals of the soapbox derby in Morecambe, driver of ‘The Gnat’ Ean Clarke. Others were Ken Richards and Mel Reynolds (scoutmasters Messrs Matthews and Durrant)
A Wanford (Bucks Green) group celebrate VE Day
A Wanford (Bucks Green) group celebrate VE Day
Pennthorpe School 1956, under 60 pupils, all boys, most boarders; Joint Principals Herbert & Sidney Braby founded the school in Chislehurst, and evacuated to Rudgwick. also pictured is 'Chalky White, soon to be Headmaster
Pennthorpe School 1956, under 60 pupils, all boys, most boarders; Joint Principals Herbert & Sidney Braby founded the school in Chislehurst, and evacuated to Rudgwick. also pictured is ‘Chalky White, soon to be Headmaster
Rudgwick School, pre-1900, headmaster Charles Woods, right
Rudgwick School, pre-1900, headmaster Charles Woods (1877-1912), right
Rudgwick School 1934, headmaster Mr Bacon
Rudgwick School 1934, headmaster Alfred Bacon (1917-1948), left
Rudgwick School, senior girls ( children spent their whole school life in the village school in Bucks Green
Rudgwick School, senior girls. Children spent their whole school life in the village school in Bucks Green
Rudgwick School football team, 1948-9
Rudgwick School football team, 1948-9
Rudgwick School filedwork, possibly Lynwick, 1940s
Rudgwick School fieldwork, possibly Lynwick, 1940s
Rudgwick School, wartime dinner
Rudgwick School, serving up wartime dinner
Miss Tuff's infants met at the Social Club, Loxwood Rd, as school numbers increased, c1949
Miss Tuff’s infants met at the Social Club, Loxwood Rd, as school numbers increased, c1949
Rudgwick school staff, 1952, headmaster Mr Denton centre (1948-?), Miss Tuff 2nd right
Rudgwick school staff, 1952, headmaster Mr Denton centre (1948-54), Miss Tuff 2nd right
1972, at the very end of the old school's history, Mr Guest headmaster 1954-1970s
1972, at the very end of the old school’s history, headmaster Mr Guest (1954-1970s)
Rudgwick School centenery photo, at the new school in Tates Way, 1980 (should have been 1977!)
Rudgwick School centenery photo, at the new school in Tates Way, 1980 (should have been 1977!)

3 thoughts on “People from Rudgwick’s Past (Groups)”

  1. I think the 1972 pic of Mr Guest imay be wrongly dated – I could be mistaken but the girl second from left in the back row looks very like me – and I left there in 1964 or 65?

    1. Thank you Kirsten. I have replied to your email address. If any other person on this photo (Rudgwick School Cenenary 1980) would like to write in, we would love to have your details, and identification of any children or staff. Don’t be shy!

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