Friends of Hastings Cemetery
Unless otherwise stated the items below are from Hastings and St. Leonards Observer. Saturday. September 17. 1932
Mrs. J. E. Strickland Of 7 Regency Mansions, Verulam Place, Hastings.
A LIFE OF SERVICE. One of the greatest educational and social workers that Hastings has ever known. Mrs. Jane E. Strickland. J.P., 7, Regency Mansions, Verulam-
A woman of fine character, Mrs. Strickland was admired and respected by all who knew her. She was appointed magistrate in 1929 and sat regularly on the Hastings Bench. Education was her life study and she was elected to the Hastings School Board and in 1901 she became one of the first members of the Hastings Education Committee. She was on the board of management of several schools. The girls of the Hastings Central School, where she was also a manager, regarded her as one of their greatest friends and named one their houses after her. The schools for domestic training also received her close attention and interest. As vice-
Mrs. Strickland took a great interest in politics and was vice-
The funeral will at Robertson-
"They were a great generation," said Mr. Lloyd Davies. “There are many estimates of the Victorian era and its men and women, and I can say that the men and women leading in this church when I came twenty years ago were representatives of that era, men like Norcutt, Jepson, Campbell and Woodley, Francis Strickland and Jane Strickland. And when I think of those names I very violently disagree with the estimates which the younger generation form of that great time when these people lived and did their best work.” "There was something very magnificent in that generation, and those who had the privilege of knowing them would the first to agree with me that the town of Hastings was never better served than it was by those men and women. They were men and women of most wonderfully sterling character and achievement. I can say from pretty intimate knowledge that among the finest of them was Jane Strickland. I knew her well, in the Church and outside it.
A Great Personality
Rev. J. Lloyd Davies’s tribute to the late Mrs. Strickland -
One of the great personalities of this town is how the Rev. J. Lloyd, former minister of Robertson-
Among them was Mrs. Prelooker (president of the local Women's Freedom League), and other members, including Mrs. Montefiore, Miss Prelooker. Mrs. Clift ……
THE VICTORIAN ERA. The service was conducted by the Minister (the Rev. E. J. Hawkins),
Rev. J. Lloyd Davies, who read the lesson…… recalled that he came to Hastings twenty years ago that week as minister at Robertson-