THE FUNERAL, Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 07 July 1906

The funeral of Miss Ransford took place on Tuesday. There was a Communion Service at 7.45 a.m. -at St. Peter's Church, St. Leonards. The body was in the chapel at the Buchanan Hospital, where many wreaths were deposited. The service took place at St. Peter’s Church. St. Leonards, at 12.30. Many ladies, most of them in deep mourning, were present in the congregation. The chief mourners included: The Misses E. M. Ransford, S. E. Ransford, and R. Hansford (sisters of the deceased), Mr. Oliver Ransford (brother), Mr. J, B. Ransford (half-brother), Mrs. J. B Ransford. Mrs. C. S. Slater, Mrs. Alfred Ransford, Miss Baker, Miss Colnett. Miss Jordan, Mr. E. W. Jordan. Nurse 1 lorence. Nurse Grace, Nurse Vera. Nurse Emily, Mrs. Burgess (of Tonbridge. lady manager of the Hospital), Miss De Spon, . Mr. Lewbank Smith, Mr. Eldridge, and Mr. Cruttenden.  Mr. Alfred Ransford, C.C., of Wisbech, brother of the deceased, was unable to be present at the funeral, owing to recent illness.  The Buchanan Hospital authorities were represented by Mr. W. B. Liddiard (chairman of the Board of Management), the Rev. W. J. Pinckney (hon. secretary), Mr. Frank Shaw, and Dr. W. Clowes Pritchard (house surgeons), and the ... members of the Committee......... The coffin, unpolished Canadian elm, with brass fittings, and a red Calvary cross on the top, was covered with floral tributes. .....The interment took place at the Borough Cemetery. .......The floral tributes, which were very numerous, included a beautiful mauve and white cross, with the following inscription :—“ In Loving memory of our dear Matron and friend, from the former and present staff of the Buchanan Hospital.” .....The inscription was "Annie Cash Ransford, June 28th 1906.

Saturday morning an inquest was opened by the County Coroner (Mr. C. Sheppard) upon the body of Miss Annie Cash Ransford, Matron of the Buchanan Hospital, St. Leonards, who was killed in the motor smash at Crippos’ Corner last week....... Before proceeding to take evidence, the Coroner pointed out that they, the Jury, had been summoned for the purpose of investigating the circumstances connected with the death of the unfortunate lady. Miss Ransford. The case, he was sorry say, was a very sad one. Miss Ransford was Matron of the Buchanan Hospital St. Leonards, where she had been for a large number of years, she was much respected and greatly beloved by ail those who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. and the speaker was sure that all would join with him in sympathising most sincerely with her friends and relatives their sad bereavement.......

THE MEMORIAL TO MISS RANSFORD, Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 11 April 1908.
The design of the panel coloured tiles, forming the central picture of those in the new Children's Wing of the Buchanan Hospital. St. Leonards, which is to form a memorial to Miss Ransford. the late Matron the Hospital, will represent a child in a ship.  The title is " Blow, winds, blow."

The pictures in the Wing are character interesting to children. It is felt that some of the former patients, and many the poorer people nursed by Miss Ransford, would like to contribute towards the memorial.  With this object, the smallest contributions would gladly received.