A touch of ‘20s glamour comes to Bexhill town


More than one hundred people gathered in Devonshire Square on Saturday for the first in a series of Charleston dancing workshops.

Many people showed off their fancy footwork during the fun-packed session, as guided by the fabulous Debonnaire Dancers.

The workshop was held to help prepare Bexhillians for the town’s World Record attempt to dance the largest Charleston, which will take place during the Bexhill Roaring 20s event on July 18.

BBC Sussex joined in the fun with the radio’s broadcasters joining the routine in the studio and posting the result on Facebook ahead of a live interview with Roger Crouch, the man behind the Bexhill Roaring 20s and the brains behind the world record attempt.

Roger told the Observer: “There was a lovely atmosphere on Saturday and an eager willingness to learn.

“My thanks to the lovely Debonnaire Dancers for their great enthusiasm and commitment.

“I am really proud how the local community are taking this record attempt to heart to bring the Charleston record to Bexhill, Sussex and the UK.”

As well as the World Record attempt there will be plenty of other attractions at Bexhill Roaring 20s.

A poignant part of this year’s Roaring 20s is the tribute to the 75 year anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

As well as a display by the Spitfire, a full display by the Hawker Hurricane will also provide a fitting tribute to The Few.

There will also be other aerial displays, vintage vehicles on the seafront and other 1920’s-themed attractions.