The cemetery was opened on 28th November 1856, the Church of England section being consecrated by Bishop Gilbert of Chichester, followed by a service in All Saints Church. The first burial was that of ‘Yorky’ Smith.
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If you have family stories and photos of people buried on The Ridge, we would be very happy to add the information.
Alternatively, if you would like to volunteer to help with the research, taking photos or updating the website please contact Anne Scott
WW1 Deaths from our records in 1916 are listed below
"the grave's a fine and private place…"
exploring Hastings Cemetery
World War One Deaths in 1916: