80th birthday surprise for chairman of Petworth Society

There were more than 90 people at a surprise party to celebrate the 80th birthday of Petworth Society chairman Peter Jerrome in the Leconfield Hall.

Wednesday, 25th October 2017, 1:20 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 3:44 am

Guests including Lord Egremont sang ‘Happy Birthday’ along with Petworth Town Band as he arrived. His sister Jill Egerton who had organised the surprise said: “He hadn’t got a clue. He was gobsmacked and I have never seen him speechless in his life before.”

She had organised a two tiered cake featuring his beloved Queen’s Park Rangers and a rural scene of Petworth. “It was a wonderful surprise,” said Peter who has been chairman of the society for 40 years, “There were so many people there I have known for so long in Petworth.”

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