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Photo:Trafalgar Terrace residents at their annual summer party in September 2009

Trafalgar Terrace residents at their annual summer party in September 2009

From June Hayhurst's collection

Party on 20 September 2009

By Francis Clark-Lowes, North Laine resident

Trafalgar Terrace held its fourth consecutive summer party on Sunday 20th September 2009. These gatherings are necessarily different from street parties because twittens are too narrow for all the fun and games which other streets can organise. So our annual summer parties are micro-community get-togethers - 'twitters' perhaps? - in one of our gardens. ('Twitten', by the way, is an old dialect word, used in both East and West Sussex, for a path or alleyway and is still in common use.)

The weather held - just

As our picture shows, we had a very good turnout. This year June Hayhurst nobly agreed to host the event, having returned from Mexico only two days before and still suffering from jet lag. We assembled from 3pm, with the weather teetering on the brink of a storm. But no more than a sprinkling actually materialised and we braved it out.

Thanks to all

As usual a good time was had by all and we got to know our neighbours even better than we already did. Many thanks to June for hosting the party, to Justin, Gill and Alison for putting up the bunting, to Keith for providing the music and to everyone for the delicious food.

[Previously published in the North Laine Runner, No 201, November/December 2009]

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