This last weekend was certainly a busy one for the town. In addition to the other events reported this week, there was a rockabilly weekend at Pontins in Camber.
Suddenly it felt as if we were back in the 1950s. Wide jeans with six-inch turn-ups, headscarves and immaculate hairstyles of the sort only seen today in old family photo albums. And, of course, the cars to go with it. And what cars!
After a drive round the town, creating a traffic jam of a very different sort to those we are used to, and with one or two of the large American cars (of which there were many) appearing to be almost too wide to squeeze down our narrow streets, they gathered in – and filled – the station car park where those of us old enough (just) to remember the days when these cars would have been new, were able to wander round and indulge in a little nostalgia for those innocent far-off times.
Photos: John Minter and Kevin McCarthy