Keith Richards centre joins an organised march through the streets of Chichester to campaign against the possible closure of St Richard's Hospital.  Picture Allan Hutchings:

The day Keith Richards marched through the streets of Chichester to save St Richard’s Hospital

Thousands witnessed the biggest ever protest march in Chichester’s history in October 2007 against a possible closure of St Richard’s Hospital services.

Rolling Stone Keith Richards joined with supporters and marched through the streets from Chichester College to Priory Park where more than 10,000 people gathered to oppose the threat to the city’s hospital. It was the highlight of the successful campaign which saw maternity and A&E services retained at both Chichester and Worthing Hospital.

Hospital supporters march through Chichester. Photo Louise Adams
Hospital supporters march through Chichester. Photo Louise Adams
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Strong support in Chichester city centre. Photo Louise Adams
Strong support in Chichester city centre. Photo Louise Adams
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Thousands of local people voice their anger and give their support to the campaign. Picture by Louise Adams
Thousands of local people voice their anger and give their support to the campaign. Picture by Louise Adams
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Strong feelings in Chichester. Photo Louise Adams
Strong feelings in Chichester. Photo Louise Adams
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