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Sussex Day Ceremony - Saturday 16th June

Submitted on 08 June 2018 by STC Officers

On Saturday 16th June a short ceremony, organised by Seaford Town Council, will be held near the Martello Tower on Seaford seafront in honour of Sussex Day.

At 12 noon sharp Seaford Town Crier, Peter White, will cry a Seaford version of a ‘Sussex Day Cry’ and send good wishes to the newly weds the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Linda Wallraven will then raise the Sussex flag by the Lifeguards huts near the Martello Kiosk.  We are also very fortunate to have other local dignitaries and The Seaford Silver Band playing and everyone will have the opportunity to join in with the singing of ‘Sussex by the Sea’. Song sheets will be available!

Residents and visitors alike will all be very welcome to come and join in with this unique celebration and stay to listen to the Silver Band who will be continuing to play for half an hour afterwards.

Town Crier Peter White is quoted as saying “With the appointment of a Duke and Duchess of Sussex for the first time in many years it adds added weight and enjoyment to our celebration of Sussex Day!”

Sussex Day is the county day for the historic county of Sussex and is traditionally observed on 16 June each year to celebrate the rich heritage and culture of Sussex.

The event takes place on St Richard's Day, the feast day of St Richard of Chichester, Sussex's patron saint. The date marks the anniversary of the translation of St Richard's body from its original burial place in the nave of Chichester Cathedral to an elaborate shrine at the Cathedral on 16 June 1276.

The idea of Sussex Day originally came from a Worthing resident who suggested it to the leader of West Sussex County Council in 2006. Sussex Day was first officially recognised in 2007.

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