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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The next Cemetery Walk will be on 11th September, 2 PM, meet at the car park.

Available from Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street:

The Grave’s a fine and private place: Exploring History in Hastings

"the grave's a fine and private place…"

                 exploring Hastings Cemetery

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

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