Fire destroys Camber farmhouse

The morning after – the remains of house and barn

Fire broke out at at Broomhill Farm on the Camber to Lydd road last Friday morning, September 29. Emergency services were called out at 10:28am to attend the blaze, which had apparently spread to the farmhouse from an adjacent barn.

At the height of the fire at the agricultural and domestic property, six appliances, the aerial ladder platform, the command unit from Bexhill, and two water bowsers were present with more than 30 firefighters on the scene. Relief crews took over at 3pm to bring the fire finally under control, but the farmhouse was substantially destroyed.

The owner, Mr Cook, and his family evacuated the house in plenty of time, so fortunately there were no casualties.

Photos: Carol Macdonald and the Kitesurfing Club

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  1. Even more sad coming so soon after the funeral for Ro Cooke.

    As Frank wrote, ‘As a family we thought that the thanksgiving service could not have been better. We were pleased but not surprised at the number in the congregation- it certainly showed how much Ro was loved by so many.’

  2. Very sorry to find out about this sad event and also to learn that Rosemary Cooke has passed on. As a teenager I spent quite a lot of time working at Broomhill Farm which was then run by Alan Cooke, who although a cousin of my mother’s from the previous generation, was always referred to as ” Uncle Alan ” They were happy days and the farmhouse was always a warm and comfortable place to be. Condolences to Frank for his loss.


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