Plans announced for the first ever Surrey Day
PUBLISHED: 16:36 11 February 2019 | UPDATED: 10:53 12 February 2019
Surrey Life has joined forces with BBC Surrey and Visit Surrey to announce plans for the first ever Surrey Day, a celebration of what makes the county a great place to live and work in. It will take place on Saturday 4 May 2019.
Surrey Life, BBC Surrey and Visit Surrey have a series of special events planned to mark this occasion, kicking off with a search for the Seven Wonders of Surrey, with people being encouraged to make a suggestion of what should be on the list.
Surrey Day is the brainchild of BBC Surrey presenter Mark Carter. Mark said, “I’ve always been aware that other counties have days to celebrate what’s great about their past, present and future, but Surrey doesn’t and it’s time to put that right. I’m Surrey-born and have a great pride in where I live. Surrey is rich in its own heritage and character and this is an opportunity for us all to come together.”
Editor of Surrey Life Rebecca Younger added, “We are extremely excited and honoured to be one of the founding partners of Surrey Day. For almost 50 years, the pages of Surrey Life magazine have celebrated everything that is great about this county and it’s about time there was a date in the calendar when we can join together and acknowledge Surrey’s many triumphs. We will be dedicating the May edition of the magazine to this inaugural event and are looking forward to celebrating this special day with our readers, BBC Surrey listeners and the rest of the county.”
Chairman of Visit Surrey Christine Howard commented, “Lonely Planet say Surrey is ‘made up of uninspiring towns and dull, sprawling suburbs’ and Jeremy Clarkson called us ‘the patio of London’. Well, we are going to prove them all wrong! I have found Surrey to be one of the most amazing places in the whole world and it’s the place I have chosen to make my home. On Surrey Day, join us in celebrating our beautiful county and share with us your hidden gems, places you cherish or things you enjoy doing locally.”
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