WARTIME fun was enjoyed by children at a VJ Day anniversary street party in Aldwick.
A total of 28 youngsters aged from five to 11 joined in the games at the Royal British Legion club.
They played pass the parcel, pin the tail on the donkey and musical games and made hats from old newspapers.
Food consisted of Forties’ staples like fish paste sandwiches, Spam sandwiches, jam sandwiches and squash as well as jelly.
Among those present at the two-hour party outside the branch’s Hewarts Lane premises last Saturday was Amelie Nicolson, seven.
She said: “I’m having fun. I enjoyed pinning the tail on the donkey.”
Branch vice-chairman Peter Farrell said: “This has been worthwhile doing because VJ Day was the end of the second world war.
“That’s the important thing – there was no more bombing – and troops started to come home.
“But VE Day in May gets highlighted and VJ Day gets forgotten.
“An event like this is about putting the Legion in the minds of the people who live around here.”
The branch also held a VJ Day dance in the evening.
Photos by Louise Adams LA1500177-1 to LA 1500177-5
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