Sussex Day to be celebrated in Newhaven

SUSSEX Day will be celebrated in Newhaven with a ceremony at the Memorial Green on Saturday June 16 at 11.50am with a fanfare played by Heidi Watkins.

The Sussex Charter will be read by Avengers producer Leonard White, who lives in Newhaven and has also worked as an author, actor and director.

Onlookers will then see The Sussex Flag raised, Sussex by the Sea will be sung and Newhaven Mayor Graham Amy will give an address.

The proceedings will end with God Save the Queen accompanied by Heidi Watkins on the trumpet.

The county day, launched in 2007, called Sussex Day, is celebrated on June 16 each year, the same day as the feast day of St Richard of Chichester, Sussex’s patron saint.