Picture Postcard Parade: Nuthurst Church

22 Jan

I have been neglecting my postcard collection a bit recently. I’ve only made a few purchases recently on eBay, and I haven’t actually posted any of my postcards on this blog since the 1st January.

Nuthurst Church

This is a real photographic postcard of St. Andrew’s Church in Nuthurst, Sussex. The postmark on the reverse is not very clear, but it looks like this card was posted in 1915. There are no clues as to who the photographer or publisher were.

The church itself doesn’t appear to have changed a great deal, however the churchyard has changed quite a bit. Most of the headstones have now gone, as have most of the trees.

My family connection with Nuthurst Church comes from Henry and Catherine GASSON who passed through the parish around 1830-40. They had five children baptised here including my 3x great-grandfather Thomas GASSON.

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One Response to “Picture Postcard Parade: Nuthurst Church”

  1. evelynyvonnetheriault January 31, 2010 at 11:21 pm #

    Before posting church postcards I used to think that the general public would find them boring – since the images are usually not that spectacular, but I’ve found that some of the most visited posts on my site are those with churches – especially if there are headstones.
    Readers obviously have some kind of connection to those churches – and when there are headstones which have disappeared we might actually be holding some of the last images that are available.
    Evelyn in Montreal

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