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Summer Garden Party 2017: a bit on the chilly side but great fun!

Our annual summer garden party will be in the Secret Garden on 24 June. Tickets are now available.

Kevin Wilsher reflects on a convivial afternoon in truly British weather 

Well, the day started in an unpromising way with sea fret and light drizzle and the organisers got a little damp whilst setting up the event.  By opening time, however, the weather had settled into a dry but overcast cool ‘summer’ day.

Following a quick trip to A&E to sort out the caterer’s sliced hand and to get some emergency ice, we were ready to go on time.

Only half a dozen ticket holders were put off enough by the weather to stay away and we had a healthy 58 attendees, including two new members, plus the visiting dignitaries.

We were honoured with a visit from the new mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Mo Marsh and our new Kemp Town MP, Lloyd Russell-Moyle.  The mayor thanked the Regency Society for its contribution to the city and Lloyd was good enough to draw the raffle for us.

Everyone enjoyed the drinks, food and company and left us looking forward to next year’s event in the hope it will be slightly warmer.

Top image shows Roger Hinton in conversation with mayor Mo Marsh and Lloyd Russell Moyle MP. Pictures are by Kevin Wilsher and David Robson - click on any to see an enlarged view.