Recovery send-off for rescue Boat stalwart

Stuart Biddiss
Stuart Biddiss
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The RIDGE at Hastings was brought to a stand-still last Friday afternoon for the funeral of Stuart Biddiss.

Stuart’s son’s drove him to the crematorium on the back of their recovery vehicle.

Several recovery firms, including Mick Gould and Elva sent their trucks down and paid their respects to the former proprietor of Rye Recovery.

Stuart 64, from Fairlight, passed away suddenly on 29 October whilst driving down Rye Harbour Road. He set up Rye Recovery 24 years ago.

He was well respected within the industry and described as a ‘legend’.

He was also a dedicated member of the Pett Rescue Lifeboat and single handedly built the launch vehicle for the lifeboat.

Crew-members performed the guard of honour as his casket was taken into the Chapel. The family hope to raise a significant amount of money in donations.

The chapel was packed with people paying their respects and his grandchildren dressed as Batman and Robin to honour their ‘real life super hero granddad’.