SMIG

Seaford Monumental Inscriptions Group

Memorials of Seaford & East Blatchington, Sussex

Monument & Grave Inscriptions

About Us
The Seaford Monumental Inscriptions Group - SeaMIG - is made up of local amateur historians. Our aim was the recording of most of the inscriptions on and locations of the monuments and memorials in Seaford. We recorded over 6,000 names in doing so, including memorials at St Leonard's Church in the town centre, St Peter's Church, East Blatchington, St Thomas More in Sutton Road, Seaford Cemetery in Alfriston Road, the town's War Memorials and other inscriptions commemorating the lives of Seafordians and their history.
For an explanation of how the inscriptions are presented here, please see the conventions employed
The enterprise was initiated by members of the Seaford Museum & Heritage Society's History Group in 2011. Membership was solely dependant upon a willingness to join in with the task of deciphering what it says on gravestones etc, or once said before algae, lichen, wind, weather and Seaford's driving salt spray got at them! We usually gathered for about 2 hours once a week. Reading inscriptions started when the weather permitted in Spring, and ended when it became too wet again in Autumn. The main sites were finally deemed "done" in 2020, and the Group then turned to tidying up its efforts.

Reading an inscription
Deciphering the lettering on a tomb at St Peter's, East Blatchington
Re-siting disturbed kerbs
Recovering & piecing together disturbed kerbstones, St Leonard's

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