Eighty couples to celebrate their Diamond Wedding in Jubilee Year

Over 80 East Sussex couples celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary in this Diamond Jubilee year will attend a celebratory event at the Winter Garden, Eastbourne on Tuesday 30 October 2012.

Organised by East Sussex County Council’s Registration Service, this unique event (2pm to 4.30pm), will be attended by the Lord Lieutenant Peter Field, High Sheriff David Allam, Mayor of Eastbourne Mike Thompson, County Council Vice-Chairman Meg Stroude and County Council Chief Executive Becky Shaw.

2012 is also the 175th Anniversary of Civil Registration and representatives from the General Register Office will join the celebration for afternoon tea with music from a quartet playing jazz standards from the 1950s. Vintage crockery provided by SEApink Vintage China Hire will add to the 1950s atmosphere.

Councillor Tony Freebody, Lead Member for Community Services, said: “This is going to be a wonderful event for everyone attending. Anniversary couples have sent in photographs of their wedding day and these will be displayed at the event. We plan to present the display to The Keep, our new historical resource centre that is due to open in 2013, together with photographs from the event as a record of this special celebration.”