Hastings Cemetery is expected to be somewhere near the old lost town of Hastings, in the County of Kent (as with Hythe), which they say was located at Hastings Bay, 4 miles from the township of Hythe, 6 miles south west of Dover., the caves were west of the community abt 2 1/2 - 3 miles., and "just beyond the small township of Hastings, the road forks, with the left hand fork leading to Lune River"
There was little remaining of the original settlement it is said when the road construction to the caves began in 1935, and apparently, was eventually "taken back by the bush".
Hastings came into existence around the 1850s, and the town had a port, a sawmill, two stores, a post/telegraph office, a cemetery, a school (for which the Templars' Hall was rented by the Board of Education), a bakery, a dance hall and a church., but no pub as it was a temperance town.
Altho' some headstone pics are available on-line, I have mainly created memorials for those published Funeral Notices referring to interments at Hastings Cemetery.
I still haven't been able to find an exact location - if anyone out there has any idea, please let's know :) and in the meantime, I'll keep looking.
Leslie Contributor #48845726
- Added: 12 Nov 2017
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