BAD weather failed to stop Felpham’s Fun on the Prom.
The heavy showers added to winds of 40mph and more forced the annual event to be curtailed and moved indoors.
But Felpham parish councillor Gloria Moss said a few hundred people still went along last Saturday to enjoy the entertainment.
“It was the worst conditions I have known in at least five years,” she said. “But we made the best out of a bad job and people still enjoyed themselves.”
The summer seafront occasion has been held by Felpham Parish Council since 2001. It usually sees an array of outdoor enjoyment on the greensward near Blakes Road as well as an open day at nearby Felpham Yacht Club.
But the fireworks, the inflatables, the children’s rides and the donkeys and owls all had to be cancelled as Cllr Moss, who chairs the council’s projects committee, put her alternative plans into effect.
The sailing club became the focus of the day. The community first responders
carried on showing their lifesaving skills.
Tomfoolery and Punch and Judy worked their magic on children and musical entertainment came from The Velvettes, Heather Alderton and The Debonnaires. Both were back by popular demand.
“The children were all still keen to have fun and they brought their mums and dads with them,” said Cllr Mrs Moss.
Firefighters and the coastguard were also present along with the West Downs Neighbourhood Watch Task Force.
A barbecue continued as intended to supply the visitors with plenty to eat.