Royal Wedding fever sweeps into Heathfield and surrounding villages

20th May




This weekend saw celebrations in honour of the Royal Wedding taking place all over the county. Those hosting street parties were blessed with gorgeous weather in contrast to last weekend’s deluge. Thank you to Dallington and Burwash Common who kindly sent in some highlights of the day.

Dallington CE Primary School held a street party to celebrate the Royal Wedding. It was a fantastic opportunity to reinforce the work they had been doing in class on British values but, also for  the community to come together.  The school kitchen cooked sausage in a bag and the parents donated crisps, cakes and nibbles. They closed The Street off and arranged the tables in a long line to coincide with the villagers’ houses.  The children had been working hard in class, not only learning about the Royal Family but making crowns and flags.

The whole school, parents and villagers came together to celebrate the wedding of the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex. There were nearly 200 people involved.

“It was an amazing experience, the community working to together, the colours and the atmosphere created a day the children will not forget, ” commended Paul Cox, Headteacher at Dallington CEP


Burwash Common was the setting for the second party to be featured. Vicarage Road was closed and an enterprising group of local people, led by Lucy Jones, set up a street party for the benefit of all of the local community. Drinks were chilled in trugs and buckets, the tables were weighed down with sandwiches and cakes and decorated with pretty country flowers. It was a great opportunity for all generations to get together in the sunshine.