Hoe and Worthing Archive: Celebrations 


coronation 1937

The king’s memorial fireplace is still there, with its plate.

coronation 1937

coronation 1937

May 1937. Are you that infant?


October 1952.


Village celebrations have usually taken place in a field close to Hoe Hall. A bonfire and party was held for the Queen's silver jubilee in 1977.


jubilee party

jubilee races

Douggie Townsend organising the races at a celebration of the wedding in 1981 of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer.

sack race

wedding party

A lovely tea in the Parish Room for the children to remember.

Royal wedding party

Watching the races. Nearest the camera, Norman Abbott, Peter and Alice Gow.

Mrs Keith

Mrs Keith barbecued some tasty sausages.


Celebrating the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2011.


Brenda Townsend was the Queen and Trevor Wood the MC. The Queen gave out the prizes.

tug of war

Hoe vs. Worthing

tug of war

wellie wanging

Wellie wanging.

Sid Banham

Sid Banham displayed some of his engines.

senga, dogs

Senga Thomson demonstrated the skill of her retrievers.


In the evening a barbecue and bonfire party was held at Worthing, with a local band, the A13 Allstars.

cakes    Patriotic cakes.


jubilee tree

December 2012 – planting the Jubilee Tree, a small-leaved lime. George and William Brock, Dick Malt and Simon Brock, with Custard the dog.