Friends of Hastings Cemetery
Helen Elizabeth Phillips
Beloved wife of
of Garden Lodge, Clive Vale, Hastings.
Who departed life
21 October 1886 aged 44
'That hears thy voice a Father's voice
Directing for the best
Oh! For the peace of perfect trust
A heart with thee at rest'.
Died 3rd of July 1919
Patty Patricia Phillips, Henry’s second wife, is also buried here. She died aged 67 on 28th January 1929.
Henry and Albert [see next page] were members of the famous cricketing family of Phillips, Henry, William, Albert, James, and Peter, all five splendid exponents of the game, and playing in a match in 1874 for Hastings against the East Sussex Club at St. Leonards, the five brothers scored 174 out of a total of 241 runs.
Henry, Albert and James, all played for Sussex County, Henry as wicket-
Henry Phillips appeared in 216 first-
Hastings and St Leonards Observer -
The funeral of the late Mr. Harry Phillips……..took place at the Borough Cemetery. The members of the family who attended included his son (Mr. H. Phillips) and his brother (Mr. Albert Phillips). There were a number of floral tributes, including one from the " Observer" Cricket Club. Mrs. Phillip® and her daughter were unable to attend the funeral.
Harry Phillips was a native of Hastings (his father was a rate collector), and by trade he was a cabinet maker but from boyhood to the end of his days he was intensely interested in cricket and played for Sussex for many years, from 1869, continuing as the regular wicket-
The notes on the Phillips family are from the pen of Mr. Thomas Parkin, M.A., J-
The late county wicket-
Of the five brothers —Albert, Harry, William, James and Peter—who formed the famous cricketing family, all have now passed away with the exception of Albert, the eldest, who was born in August. 1840, and is now within a month or so of his 80th year. Albert Phillips was one time quite up to county form and the scoring of the first two centuries made in local cricket stands to his credit, and in 1864, June 9th, at Northiam, he carried his bat through the second innings of the Hastings and St. Leonards United for 127 runs, in the return match on the East Hill, Hastings, on August 4th, he went in first wicket down and was not out for the score of 104 runs.
On July 2nd, 1889 19 veterans of Hastings and St. Leonards (with Wright) contended against 13 young players (with Hobbs). In this match all five brothers played in the veterans' team. ……..