Weather did not put dampener on Peacehaven’s Tea Party in the Park

TEA in the Park in Peacehaven was moved indoors after the wet weather soaked Piddinghoe Recreation Ground.

As organisers set out, dark clouds were gathering and rain threatened to fall on Sunday June 3.

Fortunately everyone was able to move into the main hall at Community House for the afternoon.

More than 300 people, some in fancy dress, poured into the hall, including almost 100 brownies and guides.

Assistant town clerk Steve Keogh said: “The activities were well supported and enjoyed by all whether it was the singing by the MC and town crier Jon Borthwick, Zumba supplied by Wave Leisure, Mad Millies magic show or the Children’s Disco, everyone enjoyed the afternoon and left feeling as if they had been part of the national celebrations.”

The day began with Peacehaven MP Simon Kirby opening the event, along with Peacehaven mayor Cllr Eileen Russell.

High Sheriff John Allen visited and even local hero and former stuntman Eddie Kidd joined in the celebrations.

Cllr Robbie Robertson chair of the organising committee said: “Whether from near or far we were delighted that so many people joined us and took part. I was delighted with the whole day.”