Remembrance Parade through Hurst

Remembrance Parade in Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex

Remembrance Parade in Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex

By Trevor Evans

This year’s parade will mark a special milestone in our country’s history; 100 years ago, on Sunday 11th November 1918, the guns fell silent and the First World War was over.

This year, as always, we remember at our village Memorial all those villagers who not only gave their lives in the Great War but those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in subsequent theatres of war.

This year’s Remembrance Parade will take place on Sunday 11th November. The parade will form up at 10.30am at South Avenue. The parade will then march through the High Street to the War Memorial. If wet, the parade will assemble in the Army Cadets drill hall, which is situated behind the Co-op in the High Street.

The police have advised that they are no longer able to provide assistance for road closure traffic control and that we provide our own marshals.

I would ask motorists to accept a short delay on their journey whilst the parade takes place.

Having carried out the duties as Parade Marshal for the Royal British Legion in the village for many years I have decided to stand down after this year’s parade. I will be handing over the baton to Colin Richardson MBE who will continue the parade organisation on behalf of the village.

A great Hurst Festival ahead for 2018...

By Katherine Jackman

Hurst Festival is delighted to announce Hurst Festival 2018 dates of Saturday 15th September – Sunday 30th September 2018.

Bringing together local, national and international talent, Hurst Festival caters for all with a varied programme including Children’s Workshops, Classical Music Soirees, Theatre, Art Exhibitions, Talks, Comedy, Cinema, Walks and Bushcraft.

One of the themes in 2018 will be around PEACE, to commemorate 100 years since the peace terms were discussed at Danny House, Hurstpierpoint in October 1918 for the armistice that brought peace at the end of the First World War.

Hurst Festival organisers say they will be encouraging performers and artists to involve the theme of PEACE, if they wish, within their work. This could be any form of expression to show the ways that people find peace in their lives, peace in our world, peace in our time or whatever your concept of peace may be. 

Hurst Festival is a not-for-profit organisation run by a committee of volunteers, and the diversity of the events we offer is only possible thanks to the generous financial support of the Hurstpierpoint Community Charity Shop and Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Parish Council. 

We are open to proposals for events and venues and as a community organisation we are always looking for enthusiastic people to join our committee or to volunteer at events. If you’re interested or wish to advertise in the Hurst Festival Brochure (11,500 circ.) please email info at hurstfestival.org.