Later this month Haywards Heath will be celebrating the 175th anniversary of the opening on the railway station in the town.
In 1841 the cost of a 1st class single ticket from London Bridge to Brighton was 10 shillings (around £50 approximately) and there were around 82 households in the immediate area. Today Haywards Heath has a population of more than 33,000 having developed hugely due to its proximity to the railway.
The fun takes place on Sunday 18th September with The Bluebell Railway’s Stepney engine paying a visit to Haywards Heath railway station - plus you can get a rare chance to ride the Haywards Heath to Ardingly route, normally closed to mainline traffic.
There will be a Victorian-themed grand procession moving from the station up to Victoria Park with many local groups and organisations taking part - including Lindfield Arts Festival. he park will be set up with a fun fair, stalls and entertainment for all the family.
For more information on the day see the following website: www.hh175th.co.uk