Sussex Day

When:
Saturday 16 June 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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Where:
Chapel Green
Chapel Green
Crowborough, East Sussex TN6
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Caroline Miles
01892 652907
The flag of Sussex

The flag of Sussex

Sussex Day is held on 16th June each year.  It is a celebration of the rich heritage and culture of Sussex.

The event takes place on St Richard’s Day, the feast day of St Richard of Chichester, the county’s patron saint.

Events will be taking place across the county.  In Crowborough, the Town Council are once again organising entertainment and food & drink on Chapel Green.

The fun takes place from 12noon until 2.30pm and includes FREE bouncy castle, family entertainment, hot food stalls & beer tent.  This year HandMade Theatre presents Too Many Cooks – an interactive theatre show packed with tasty tunes, popping puppets and a lot of silly sausages.

Photos from 2016:

Sussex Charter:

For all the people of the ancient kingdom of Sussex!

Let it be known: the 16 June of each and every year shall be known as Sussex Day.

Sussex day shall be celebrated according to the rites and traditions of Sussex.

Let it be known all the people of Sussex shall be responsible for the maintenance of those boundaries that join to those of our neighbours.

Let it be known all the people of Sussex shall be responsible for all the environs within those boundaries.

Let it be known, the people of Sussex shall recognise the inshore waters that lie inside a line drawn from Beachy Head, and extending to Selsey Bill as being, the Bay of Sussex.

Let it be known, the people of Sussex will undertake responsibility for the general well being of our neighbours.

Let it be known the people of Sussex shall be guardians of our wildlife.

Let it be known the people of Sussex will, through custom support all local business.

Finally, let it be known, as guardians of Sussex, we all know Sussex is Sussex … and Sussex won’t be druv!

In God we trust.

God Save the Queen!

Origins:  The idea of Sussex Day came from Worthing resident Ian Steedman who in 2006 suggested the idea to politician Henry Smith, who was at the time leader of West Sussex County Council.  Smith liked the idea and West Sussex County Council officially recognised the day in 2007: