Petworth town crier sings Sussex by the Sea

Petworth town cryer Mike Hubbard rallies the singers outside St Mary's Church.  ''C120820-1
Petworth town cryer Mike Hubbard rallies the singers outside St Mary's Church. ''C120820-1

TOWN crier Mike Hubbard was in fine voice for the annual fundraising gathering at St Mary’s Church in Petworth to sing traditional county anthem Sussex by the Sea.

Dozens of residents gathered to drum up more than £125 towards maintaining the church.

Jean Huggett, clerk of Petworth Town council said: “It was an enjoyable day and something we do every year on June 16.

“And we had about 40 or 50 people turn out for the event.

“The town council hosted a coffee and biscuit morning before the singing started.

“The crier read the Sussex Charter before we all sang Sussex By The Sea and we had a good time with it.”