"OYEZ! OYEZ! OYEZ!
On 16th June we mark the festival of St. Richard of Chichester, a Bishop of that Cathedral. We celebrate the beautiful county of Sussex, home to the South Saxons, men who will not be druv!
Sussex was violated by the Romans at Pevensey, the Normans at Senlac Hill, and the Valois French in Seaford Bay until repelled by Sir Nicholas Pelham and the men of the Cinque Ports Federation.
Sussex has welcomed French Huguenots to Brighton, Sudanese refugees to Hove, children to its Pestalozzi international village, and German twins to Seaford from Pinneberg County.
Sussex can boast Wealden Iron, Windmills of Jack and Jill, and Tidemills of Bishopstone, the High Weald, Chalk Downs, Chichester Harbour and Romney Marsh.
Famous sons of Sussex include the Pelhams, the Gages, the Dukes of Norfolk, Richard Cobden, Alma Cogan, the Copper family of folksong fame – and the Kooks!
Sussex has given the world fine food like Sussex Pond and Banoffee Pie, Southdown Lamb and Breaky Bottom wine; discoveries like dyslexia, and inventions like television and motor racing.
We love Sussex, the county of our birth or our adoption:
For we’re the men from Sussex, Sussex by the Sea!
We plough and sow and reap and mow
And useful men are we
And when you go to Sussex
Whoever you may be
You may tell them all that we stand or fall
For Sussex by the sea!
God Save the Queen!
Also in 2010 Peter came 3rd of 15 in the National Town Criers' Championship in Hastings, a competition he aims to compete in every year.