A touch of 1920s glamour as event is launched in style

The launch of this year’s Bexhill Roaring 20s event brought with it some of the glamour of the era.

Four fabulous flappers showed off their fancy footwork during some energetic Charleston routines, which impressed those who had gathered for the launch at the De La Warr Pavilion last Friday night (February 20).

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And event organiser Roger Crouch is urging the whole town to put on its dancing shoes and help Bexhill shimmy its way into the record books on July 18.

As part of the line-up for this year’s Bexhill Roaring 20s will be an ambitious attempt to break the World Record for The Largest Charleston Dance.

Roger and Discover Bexhill’s Alastair Hazell, who is assisting the organising team, told the crowd they wanted as many Bexhillians to get involved in the bid as possible.

And for those whose Charleston could do with a bit of work, Charlotte Hoy from the Debonnaire Dancers will be guiding participants through some easy moves on the day.

Among the other delights planned for this year’s event are an aerial display of World War 1 triplanes, a Spitfire display to make the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a display of classic cars and various music and dance displays.

Despite the 1920s 
theme, Roger is keen to once again get the younger generation involved in the festivities.

He told the crowd at the pavilion: “We have this image of Bexhill - that is quite wrong - that it is an older person’s place.

“But nearly everybody on that stage on the lawns last year was under 25.

“It was wonderful to see so many young people costumed up and enjoying it.”

• For more about the world record attempt, please see page 5.