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Community – 175th Anniversary, Haywards Heath Railway Station

The local community will be holding a two day event on 17th and 18th September 2016 to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the opening of Haywards Heath railway station. Operating from 1841-2016, the station has  developed significantly over the years. It is located on the extremely busy commuter route from Brighton to London Victoria. The station facilities are currently undergoing upgrades as part of the town’s Ten Year Plan.

I have been asked to assist with photography for this community led project and have already had some opportunities to get involved with events building up to the celebrations.

Haywards Heath is twinned with Traunstein in Bavaria and Bondues in France and has an active twinning association (HHTA). Recently Wabach Musi a young band from Bavaria visited and performed at a dinner organised by the HHTA.  They also played for shoppers in The Orchards Centre in town on a cold, breezy day.

The HHTA have commissioned Oliver Budd to work with them on the creation of a mosaic for the refurbished station and also to work with local primary schools to create a second mosaic for the station platform. Six primary schools have come together with designs the children have created and there will be collaboration on the final mosaic design.

The celebrations will have a Victorian theme and The Bluebell’s Stepney will be at the station on 18th September. There will be lots for families to do and see including train rides, land trains, horse and carriage rides, children’s station adventures, marching bands, a procession and a Victorian Fun Fair.

Wabach Musi

Wabach Musi at The Orchards



Tam and Giles pre-wedding photoshoot

Tam & Giles Pre-wedding Shoot, June 2015

Tam and Giles are getting married in August and we got togther last weekend for a pre-wedding shoot. We explored the area near the church where the wedding will be held in Lindfield, Sussex. It’s a relaxing and fun way to get to know the bride and groom better and to scout for locations for the wedding photos. Late afternoon light was lovely as they wandered in the fields and through the village. Lindfield is very pretty with All Saints Church grandly dominating one end of the High Street, it’s a stunning venue for a wedding ceremony. Tam and Giles are fun to spend time with; full of love, humour and a sense of adventure. I’m looking forward to the wedding!

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