Gallery of the 2013 royal visit to Sussex
- Credit: Archant
On Thursday 31 October, Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh came to East Sussex
Beginning the day with a visit to West Quay Fisheries, Newhaven. Despite the cold and rain, crowds came out to see the Royal couple, who toured the family-run market meeting local fishermen and customers.
The Royal party then travelled by car to YHA South Downs, a new 68-bed youth hostel. They toured the facilities viewing the new ‘pods’, meeting staff and Duke of Edinburgh Award students staying at the centre before unveiling a plaque to mark the opening of the new facility.
Lunch was at Harvey’s Brewery, the oldest independent brewery in Sussex. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited the factory and saw the bottling plant in action.
At just after 3 o’clock the party arrived at The Keep, the new local archive centre in Brighton now open to the public. The Keep houses over six miles of archives and resources dating back 900 years. The Queen met staff and volunteer groups before unveiling a plaque to mark her visit.