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image credit: Sussex Flag

with thanks to Sussex Flag

THE SUSSEX CHARTER

At 12noon every Sussex Day, the Sussex Charter is read aloud, usually by a town crier, in towns and villages across the county.

” For all the people of the ancient kingdom of Sussex!

Let it be known: the 16th of June of each and every year shall be known as Sussex Day.

Sussex day shall be celebrated according to the rites and traditions of Sussex.

Let it be known all the people of Sussex shall be responsible for the maintenance of those boundaries that join to those of our neighbours.

Let it be known all the people of Sussex shall be responsible for all the environs within those boundaries.

Let it be known, the people of Sussex shall recognise the inshore waters that lie inside a line drawn from Beachy Head, and extending to Selsey Bill as being, the Bay of Sussex.

Let it be known, the people of Sussex will undertake responsibility for the general well being of our neighbours.

Let it be known the people of Sussex shall be guardians of our wildlife.

Let it be known the people of Sussex will, through custom support all local business.

Finally, let it be known, as guardians of Sussex, we all know Sussex is Sussex … and Sussex wunt be druv!

In God we trust.

God Save the Queen! “