'Royalty' arrives at Littlehampton Musuem

Littlehampton Museum’s latest exhibition is taking a right royal look back into the past reliving some of the town’s previous tea parties, street parties and festive concerts.

Records show that for the past two hundred years, the residents of Littlehampton have shared in the rejoicing of the whole country when a new King or Queen comes to the throne or celebrates such a milestone as a Jubilee or wedding. As another jubilee approaches, this exhibition takes a look back at how we have celebrated events as a town for the past 5 monarchs.

Using material from the archives and the museum’s fantastic collection of photographs, this display aims to paint a picture of those sunny (and sometimes not so sunny) days gone by, and the town’s long history of seaside celebrations. There is also the chance for visitors to think about what they would do if they were royal for the day, and to share any memories they have of Queen Elizabeth’s previous jubilees in order to be part of a special online exhibition, to be released for the official Platinum Jubilee weekend in June.

The exhibition also features a children’s activity table and a fun corgi hunt around the gallery.

“As we approach our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, it is fascinating to take a look back at how our predecessors celebrated such events” said Councillor Billy Blanchard-Cooper, Chair of Littlehampton Town Council’s Community Resources Committee. “This exhibition is a wonderful glimpse into the town’s past as we get ready to celebrate the present”

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