As well as detailing the chief mourners at the funeral of Henry HEMSLEY, my 3x great-grandfather, the newspaper report also provided a list of some of the floral tributes at the funeral.
I can only imagine the newspaper reporter standing over the grave with his notebook scribbling down the names and messages on the bouquets and floral displays. I wish I knew who it was I had to thank for capturing all of this information, if only he had owned a camera as well.
To dear father, from Joy and Ada
In loving memory of dear father, Nellie and Ernest
Mr. and Mrs. G. Hemsley, in affectionate remembrance of our dear father
From Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery and son, in affectionate memory of our dear father
In affectionate memory to our dear father, from Emily and Will
In loving remembrance, from Ben and Esther
In affectionate remembrance of dear grandfather, from his loving great-grandchildren, Albert and Cecil
In loving memory of dear granddad, from Harry and family
In affectionate remembrance, from Mr. Lewis Wren and family
In kind remembrance of dear granddad, from Lily Stevens
In loving remembrance, from Tom, Annie, and family
A token of respect to the oldest license holder, from his friends in the Trade at Uckfield, George Benn, J. H. Elliott, A. E. Hill, M. Tourle, J. Webber, A. Waight, and F. White.
Once again there is some useful genealogical information contained amongst the messages and names, and an interesting mention of some of his fellow licensees.