On 16th June 2021, Seaford Town Council provided a Sussex Day celebration
Although Covid-19 restrictions meant that usual celebrations were quieter than normal, this year, on 16th June, Seaford Town Council raised the Sussex flag and heard Seaford Town Crier, Peter White, who read the official ‘Sussex Day Charter’.
The flag was raised, complying with the Government’s Covid-19 guidance, with a small audience at Martello Kiosk keeping at a 2-meter social distance. This was led by the Seaford Town Crier, Peter White, who read the official ‘Sussex Day Charter’ for all the people of the ancient kingdom of Sussex, celebrating the rites and traditions of Sussex. This was followed by the Town Cryer’s own more humorous ‘Sussex Day Cry’, which gave a potted history of the origins of the celebration which marks the festival of St. Richard of Chichester.
Thanks goes to the Mayor of Seaford Cllr Rodney Reed, Mayoress and Consort Mrs Ann Reed assisted by Peter Gwilliam of the Seaford Lifeguards for raising the flag. Also, to the Martello Museum for raising the Sussex Flag and decorating the Tower with bunting.
A quote from Peter White, Town Crier, ‘Seaford is Sussex, Sussex won’t be druv!’