Town crier, Peter White with Deputy Mayor, Cllr Liz Boorman and Freeman of the town, Laurie Holland                                                                                         town crier Peter White in front of the Martello Tower

(L to R Town Crier, Peter White,                                                                                                    (Town Crier, Peter White)

Deputy Mayor, Cllr Liz Boorman,

Freeman of the Town, Laurie Holland)


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.

Seaford Town’s event was led by Seaford Town’s 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 Peter White’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 Deputy Mayor Cllr Liz Boorman assisted by Peter Gwilliam of the Seaford Lifeguards and Laurie Holland, Freeman of the Town, for raising the flag.  Also, to the Martello Museum for raising the Sussex Flag and decorating the Tower with bunting.

The ceremony was closed by everyone having the opportunity to join in with the singing of ‘Sussex by the Sea’.

A quote from Peter White, Town Crier, ‘Seaford is Sussex, Sussex won’t be druv!’