Pagham Beach Deck Chairs. - a Memory of Pagham.

In 1955, my mum owned the Beach Deckchair stand and the Penny Arcade named Funland. I worked on the beach chairs, and the Arcade in the evenings during the summer holidays. I recall that the bungalow next to the stand was called Laughing Waters and the elderly lady owner, had charge of her son's car in her garage; it was a vintage bull-nosed Morris car with spare petrol cans on the running boards! I swam in the Lagoon and saw many large conger eels there and they use to cross the Beach at night to reach the Sea. Happy days, we had a caravan on 'Lagoon Strip' at Church Farm Caravan site. I helped the racing driver who owned the site in later years to recover his new E Type Jag' that the hooligans had pushed into the ditch. I drove a tractor for the first time and recall that the bonnet was damaged and no spares were yet available as the factory had not yet made any!


A memory shared by James Whitehead on May 17th, 2013.
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Mon Oct 27th 2014, at 7:43 pm
HI, The stand was at the top of the pebble road and was a green tent on a wooden base next to the yacht club bungalow. The chairs belonged to a guy named Howard and he owned the,' Pagham Queen' Day tripping boat, I think it was better before all the open spaces were overdeveloped! It was a peaceful place to enjoy Hols' I have not visited for many years, I am glad you like it, cheers.
Mon Oct 27th 2014, at 3:16 pm
kimmt1954 commented:
I began my holidays in Pagham in 1955 - and still visit regularly to this day. I remember the amusement arcade - and "Alex's Bingo" but this would have probably been in the early 60's. Cant remember the deckchair stand.

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