Hurstpierpoint Cemetery postcard and a great postcard resource

11 Apr

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.

The Cemetery, South Avenue, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex

The Cemetery, South Avenue, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex

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.

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One Response to “Hurstpierpoint Cemetery postcard and a great postcard resource”

  1. Ian Gates October 8, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    I used to have a copy of the same postcard- as your more recent pictures show, it’s still a lovely spot, looking across to the Downs, and several of my family are buried there, including my father, grandfather, grandmother, and a number of aunts and uncles. Living as I do in the North , I don’t get to visit that often, but when I do,to sit for a while on the wooden seat by the chapel’s south wall and soak up the vista is a very therapeutic thing to do.

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