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!
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