Harting Old Club to host festivities

Last year's festivities
Last year's festivities

Harting Old Club is set to march into the history books as England’s oldest surviving ‘Friendly Society’.

Old Club members keep the 200 year old tradition alive with the annual Whit Monday ‘march and feast’, this year to be held on May 29 at South Harting.

The annual Harting Festivities, which will take place on Whit Monday at 11am, is set to include craft stalls, a carousel, dog show, sheep shearing, and live music. The annual ‘Harting Festivities’ developed around the Old Club march, and has existed in some shape or form since the 1800s.

Free car parking is available on the B2146 Petersfield Road and is approximately 450 metres from the main street.

Monies collected during the fete are distributed among Harting Parish charities and good causes.

Find out more at www.hartingfestivities.org.uk.

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