Sussex Day celebrations in the Observer area

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A CELEBRATION of Sussex is planned for next weekend.

On Sunday, June 16, residents will be celebrating all the things that make the county special and marking Sussex Day.

History enthusiasts will have a rare opportunity to discover the rich history behind Edes House, in West Street, Chichester. Guided tours will be taking place at the Grade I-listed building, built in 1696 for local maltster John Edes and his wife, Hannah.

Tours start at 10am, midday and 2pm. Tickets cost £14.95 per person, including refreshments.

To book a place, email edeshouse@westsussex.gov.uk or call 01243 777265.

Alternatively, a Sussex Day Walk will take participants up and around the Arun Valley, near Amberley.

It starts at 10.30am (meet at 10am) at Amberley Station.

The walk will be about five miles, including steep hills.

For more information, visit www.horshamhealthwalks.co.uk.

The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum will be celebrating the heritage and culture of Sussex with events, including demonstrations of local recipes and crafts.

Find out more at www.wealddown.co.uk.

An A-Z list of things to do for Sussex Day is available at www.westsussex.gov.uk.