Rusty (John Wade) was a horse man on Gipping Farm and at Stowupland Hall during the early 20th century.  Ena Carter wrote that he could neither read nor write. He would get up with the sun and go to bed with the sun. She also recorded incidents of his gift of second sight.

Rusty was the uncle of Cyril Wade, one of our brave 37 named on the Village’s war memorial.

Cyril Norman Wade – Private 48214. 11th Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regiment. (b.1898 Old Newton d. 10th August 1917, age 19). He was killed in action at Passchendaele and is buried in grave LX1.F.11 Tyne Cot cemetery, Belgium.