From Historical Hastings

During the 19th century, there were a number of Cholera outbreaks that affected the country both at a national level and local.

Local outbreaks were recorded in the following years:-

Year Number of recorded deaths in Brett
1832-1834 : 5 listed by name[1]
1849-1852 : 65 (although only 40 recorded by registrar)[2] The Rock Fair was cancelled in 1852 due to Cholera outbreaks[3]

There was a 'scare' in 1855, but this was based upon rumour and had no origin in fact[4]

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