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Seaford – Official Establishments, Local Institutions, &c.

From Kelly’s Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Middlesex, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, 1867

POST AND MONEY ORDER OFFICE AND POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK AND GOVERNMENT ANNUITY AND INSURANCE OFFICE.- William Banks, jun. receiver, High street. Letters are received through Lewes; delivered at 8 a.m.; box closes 6 p.m. & on sundays at 5.25 p.m. Day mail, box closes at 10.30 a.m. (per rail) & delivered about 3 p.m.

INSURANCE AGENTS:-
Liverpool & London & Globe Fire & Life, Richard Ockenden, 3 Marine terrace
Phoenix Fire, Mark Wynter, High street
Reliance Life, W. Gearing, High street
Sun Fire & Life, Walter Towner, High street

CORPORATION:-
Recorder, Hugh Penfold Wyatt, esq. 18 Oxford square, Paddington w
Bailiff, J. S. Turner, esq.
Jurats (Resident), James Singer Turner, esq. Thomas Crook, esq. & James Chambers, esq.
Jurats (Non-Resident), Earl of Chichester, Lord Howard de Walden & Seaford, Wm. St. Geo. Davies, esq. M.D. J. Purcell Fitzgerald, esq. Jas. Brooker, esq. Chas. Saxby, esq. William Tyler Smith, M.D. Hugh Penfold Wyatt, esq.
Treasurer of the Corporation & Foreman of the Grand Jury, Mr. Walter Towner
Town Clerk, Inigo Gell, esq. Lewes

PUBLIC ESTABLISHMENTS:-
Head Quarters of First Battery, 3rd Sussex Artillery Volunteers, at Hailsham & Eastbourne, Capt. George Darby, commandant
Head Quarters of Second Battery, at Seaford, Newhaven & Alfriston, Capt. William Webb Turner
East Sussex Constabulary, Police station, High street; James Selmes, constable
Town Hall & Gaol, South street
Seaside Convalescent Hospital, Millbergh house; chief office (H. Green, esq. sec.), 8 Charing cross, London; T. F. Sanger, esq. visiting medical officer; J. P. Fitzgerald esq. Henry Simmons, esq. & J. S. Turner, esq. visitors to the hospital; Mrs. Hackett, matron
Railway Terminus (near the church), Mr. Geo. Norman, station master; Telegraph Office, Mr. G. Norman
Gas Works, near Cinque Port place, Messrs. Thomas Crook & Co. proprietors
Fitzgerald Almshouses, Old Chapel lane
Baths, Seaside, Mrs. Alfred Green

SOCIETIES:-
British & Foreign Bible, Rev. J. R. Cooper, secretary
True Blue Benefit Club, G. Lower, secretary
Shipwrecked Fishermen’s & Mariners’ Institution, Mr. Walter Towner, secretary
Lending Library to the Poor (J. P. Fitzgerald, esq.), Church street

PUBLIC OFFICERS:-
Distributor of Stamps, Mr. Richard Towner
Inspectors of Weights & Measures, Messrs. Charles Banks & David Banks
Commissioners of Land, Assessed & Property Taxes, Rev. J. Harison, Henry Simmons, esq. & James S. Turner, esq. B. J. Tuck, esq. & Thomas Vincent, esq.; Henry Miller Emary, clerk
Serjeant-at-Mace, William Woolgar
Constable, Charles Banks
Headborough, David Blinks
Governor of Gaol, William Woolgar
Relieving Officer & Collector of Taxes, Mr. William Chapman, East street
Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages, Mr. H. M. Emary, Eastbourne
Town Crier, Richard Woolgar, High street
National School, W. A. Ball, master; Mrs. Ball, mistress

INNS:-
New Inn hotel, Steine, Alfred Burgess
Old Tree hotel, High street, William Combs
Rising Sun inn, High street, David Banks
Railway inn, Terminus road, E. Reeves

CONVEYANCE.- A fly from the Railway inn meets every train at the terminus

CARRIERS To Lewes – George Lower, wednesday & saturday; William Earl, tuesday & friday, returning same days