Today I added another picture postcard to my collection, a lovely image of The Cemetery, Hurstpierpoint. Actually the picture is of the chapel at the cemetery and a few graves, but as you can see not many. The postcard was sent on the 2nd October 1912 to a Miss Ayling at 8 Powis Villas, Brighton.
My family connection with the cemetery is that my great grandfather Henry John TROWER was buried here on the 23rd May 1963. I suspect there are probably a few more ancestors and relations there waiting to be discovered.
Whilst buying this card I also noticed a new website about Sussex postcard publishers, sussexpostcards.info which includes loads of information about Sussex postcard publishers, the history of postcards and lots of images, it is well worth a look, even if your ancestor wasn’t a postcard publisher.
If you are ever in Sussex and want to find old postcards (not just of Sussex but from all over the world and all sorts of subjects) then visit Step Back In Time (at 125 Queens Road, Brighton).
For other sources of postcards and information on collecting postcards check out the Postcard Traders Association website.