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Re: East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 10 April 11 02:31 BST (UK) »
Very confusing so many Charles Jeffrey Bells.  It is almost certain that he died 6  June 1922 as his address is 21 Pevensey Rd same as Elizabeth although his death was Lindisfarne, Tower Rd West.  It appears he was with Eliz for more than 20 yrs.  I wonder if she would have a mention in his will.  She did continue living at the address on Pevensey Rd.  The email I got from Archives suggest Hastings Cemetery and I have written to them.  I haven't had a chance to spend a lot of time on Nat Archives website so that is something I will do this evening.

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Re: East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 10 April 11 09:50 BST (UK) »
If this is Tower Rd West in St Leonards-on-sea, then the road has large victorian houses.
I don't have access to the 1911C, but if you do, then you may be able to work out the number and get more info after that.
I can't find a ref to Lindisfarne, and it doesn't sound the sort of name given to a hospital, so perhaps this was simply a large family home.
I can't find a hospital;there are a few nursing homes there now.
Annabel.

If you can access a Kelly or Blue Book directory, they usually have a section at the back called "Houses & Villas" or similar listing house names such as Lindisfarne
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Re: East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 10 April 11 21:20 BST (UK) »
The email I got from Archives suggest Hastings Cemetery and I have written to them.

Hastings Crematorium & Cemetery couldn't find any record of Elizabeth when I visited, but maybe Mr Bell ended up there!
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Re: East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help
« Reply #30 on: Monday 11 April 11 15:37 BST (UK) »
I followed a lead from Archives which gave me Horsebridge cemetery. I can't see a reference to that but I see Hailsham cemetery.  I am not sure if that is different from the ones mentioned earlier.  This is more difficult than I thought it would be but I hate to give up.  I posted help for Kelly's directory so may get some clues.

Everyone has been very helpful
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Re: East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help
« Reply #31 on: Monday 11 April 11 20:38 BST (UK) »
Hi Jean,
Googling Horsebridge Cemetery, doesn't help at all, but there is a cemetery at Horsebridge; it just isn't called that.I don't think that this is the one that Bev visited, but I can't be sure.I got the impression that she went to the Hellingly Church churchyard.
I have just driven round there.There is no name outside perhaps because it is part of the parish of Hellingly.Quite possibly it was called Horsebridge Cemetery in the past, i just do not know.I walked around approx 1/10 of the graves, but didn't see the correct one unfortunately.Some of the graves are impossible to read, and some graves do not have gravestones at all.
Is Horsebridge cemetery specifically mentioned?Is there a grave ref. by any chance?
The Hailsham cemeteries are further away.
I am happy to take photos of the cemetery and email them to you if you eventually feel that this is the correct place....
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Re: East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help
« Reply #32 on: Monday 11 April 11 22:43 BST (UK) »
The health REcords Manager for Sussex responded to my email saying health records are only kept for 20 yrs but she said a lot of  patients from Hellingly Hospital  are buried in Horsebridge cemetery which she said is on the outskirts of Hailsham.  I can write back and ask if she knows of another name. She mentioned making contact with Registrar of Eastbourne but I couldnt find an appropriate person to write to yet.   Thanks for the offer of picture.  I am not hopeful there would be a stone but you never know.
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Re: East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help
« Reply #33 on: Tuesday 12 April 11 07:24 BST (UK) »
I suppose that the obvious thing is to ask her for the specific address.The one I visited yesterday evening is in North Street.My husband and I just can't think of another graveyard-we have lived here for 20 yr.- but that doesn't mean that there isn't one!
I can't do much today, but there are other avenues I can explore if necessary....
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Re: East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help
« Reply #34 on: Tuesday 12 April 11 10:53 BST (UK) »
Horsebridge comes under Hailsham/Hellingly doesn't it?!

I went to the main Hailsham Cemetery in Ersham Road t'other day but didn't find anything amongst the 1930s graves, although once again, there are many unmarked ones!

Happy to go for a potter round and see if I can find anything else too! :) 
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Re: East Sussex Hellingly Hospital Help
« Reply #35 on: Tuesday 12 April 11 11:47 BST (UK) »
I have emailed Hailsham Library to see if the North St cem was called Horsebridge Cemetery in the '30s.

Fingers and toes crossed ;D

(If 3 of us went , we could do it much faster.... ;D ;D)
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