Horsham town Jubilee Tea Party ‘overwhelming success’

Horsham District Council chairman Leonard Crosbie celebrates the Jubilee
Horsham District Council chairman Leonard Crosbie celebrates the Jubilee

HORSHAM’s Jubilee Tea Party, organised by Horsham District Council and its business and community partners, proved to be an overwhelming success.

Crowds of people descended on Horsham town centre on Monday 4 June to enjoy a show that truly had something for all ages to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s sixty glorious years on the British throne.

With the town split into three distinct eras, the Carfax – the fifties and sixties, the Bishopric – the seventies and eighties and The Forum – the nineties and noughties, never seen before numbers filled each area to enjoy the broad range of entertainment, music and catering that had been put together.

The Chairman of Horsham District Council, Leonard Crosbie (LDem, Trafalgar) said: “I thought it was a very impressive day and the public responded magnificently to the events on offer, such as the excellent bands that played.

“Everyone was seen enjoying the day and I thought it was a very appropriate Jubilee Tea Party event.”

Horsham’s Festival of Sound had organised a fantastic programme of music from local musicians, who gave brilliant performances for free covering sixty years of music.

Horsham Markets had put together a fine selection of catering stalls and the Southdown Historic vehicle group exceeded themselves with the largest and most popular historic bus gathering.

Storrington and District Classic Sportscar Enthusiasts brought in a fine selection of period vehicles supported by the Bullseye Scooter Club and local ‘Berwick & Sons’ Morris Minor Van.

The event was opened just before midday by Mr Crosbie, who then enjoyed an open top bus ride with children and parents from The Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School in Horsham.

Special thanks go to the event sponsors and partners including Berkeley, Heart, South East Hearing Care Centres, Stay Safe Driving School, Southdown Historic Vehicles, Horsham Markets, Horsham Museum & Art Gallery, Swan Walk, Horsham Festival of Sound, High Gain, BritWeb, Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School, Dramaworks, Dragonfly Dance, The College of Richard Collyer, James Clothing and Printz Charmin.

For more information about the Horsham Jubilee Tea Party, call Horsham District Council’s Events team on 01403 215279, email events@horsham.gov.uk or visit www.horshamentertains.co.uk