Friends of Hastings Cemetery
1891 Census Robert and wife Fanny c. Visitors, Alfred Moore (artist) wife and son. Also 5 Servants. At 42 Pevensey Rd, St Leonards, Hastings. Robert a retired Officer. His wife Fanny born in Rome 1831.
1911 Census. Fanny at Capel-
17 Rooms. Six Servants. Both Fanny and Georgina British by parentage
Hastings and St Leonards Observer -
DEATH OF COLONEL TUBBS. The tall commanding figure of Col. Tubbs, so well known in Hastings, will no more be seen in our midst. The gallant gentleman passed away after a comparatively short illness, on Sunday morning last. Those of us who knew Col. Tubbs had noticed that for some weeks past he had not looked nearly so well as he should have done, but when his death was announced on Sunday last it came upon us, to say the least of it, as a great surprise. When he was taken ill, a week or two ago, an eminent medical practitioner from London was called into consultation, but in spite of the best care, both on the part of the doctors as well as the nurses, the patient gradually got weaker and weaker, until the strength left in the body was not sufficient to retain life.
Col. Tubbs devoted himself heart and soul to the Volunteer movement. During the 25 years spent in our midst there is hardly an institution, charity, or poor house that has not at one time or another benefited by the generosity and benevolence of the owner of Caple-
Before coming to Hastings Colonel Tubbs served about 10 years in Her Majesty's Indian Army, in the Bombay Presidency, and returned home with the rank of Captain. He served for many years in the Artillery Militia, and took a leading part in establishing the now strong Cinque Ports Artillery Volunteers, which in its earlier days, and, by the way, up to quite recently, were attached to the 1st Cinque Porte Artillery Brigade at Dover. When, about two years ago, the Hastings, St. Leonards, Bexhill, Ore, Ninfield, and Pevensey Battalions were formed into a separate Brigade, under the title of the 2nd Cinque Ports Artillery, Col. Tubbs was appointed Lieut.-
"We, the officers, non-
Colonel Taylor, in making the presentation, said that for more than a quarter of a century the gallant Colonel had held a commission in the Artillery, and from the very foundation of the Corps he had commanded it with credit to himself and with the greatest advantage to those who served under his command. He had always been ready with a kind word, good advice, and helping hand to assist any movement for the benefit of the Volunteer cause. —The gallant Colonel, in reply, said that it was impossible with the language at his command to acknowledge the honour which they had conferred on him. He had been a long time amongst them, and he might have rendered some service to the Corps; but a recompense such as they had given him that day, and the honour of being their Colonel, far away out-
During Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the coffin, with the body of the late Colonel, lay in the hall at Caple-
(Cremated at Woking)
Among the members of Hastings branch of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societiers was Mrs F C Tubbs. In 1899 she was Secretary to the Local Examinations Board for Hastings, when she signed the Declaration in Favour of Women's Suffrage.
In a big public meeting on Saturday 13 March, the Hastings and St Leonards Women’s Suffrage Society (formed in 1883) affiliated itself to the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies.... Mrs Tubbs, the veteran president of the local society, was ill and apologised for her absence
Mrs Fanny Cecilia Tubbs donated a Challenge Shield to Musical Festival in 1915, to be competed for by mixed voice choirs, won that year by Hastings Madrigal Society & became known as St Cecilia Challenge Shield, still competed for up until at least 2009..