THIS WEEK IN 1985: Clown convention takes over Bognor
There were laughs galore to go with the baggy trousers, big boots and red noses as a parade of hundreds of clowns marched through the streets in a spectacular procession.
They infected crowds with good humour and provided a riot of colour in a spectacle dazzling enough to rival any street carnival in the world.
Young and old alike could be seen sporting red noses.
The parade was the first event in a packed programme at Bognor which included several gala clown shows, a special clowns’ mini-circus, video film shows, workshops and lessons in clown make-up and costume.