Mid Sussex in 2013 - a pictorial guide by Steve Robards

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From actress Penelope Keith at the South of England Show to Bianca Jagger joining fracking demonstrators at Balcombe - 2013 was a memorable year for many different reasons.

Hurstpierpoint celebrated the 700th anniversary of St Lawrence Fair with all the colour and enthusiasm that befits a village with such community spirit.

Other communities were busy too - fighting hard to repel housing applications and the possibility of a new town development in Sayers Common.

But the focus of attention for much of the second half of the year rested on Balcombe where anit-fracking demonstrators gathered from all over the country.




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