VIDEO: Eggs-cellent Easter Fun Day at Shoreham Fort

CHILDREN learned to be soldiers at Shoreham Fort on Easter Sunday.

The children’s parade was all part of the fun at the Easter Fun Day, held at the fort, off Forthaven, Shoreham Beach.

Children train to be soldiers with Gary Baines, chairman of the Friends of Shoreham Fort SUS-150504-155218001

Children train to be soldiers with Gary Baines, chairman of the Friends of Shoreham Fort SUS-150504-155218001

Young and old competed in sack races, followed by egg and spoon races.

The gun rack display attracted a lot of attention, with many children keen to learn more about the weapons.

Gary Baines, chairman of the Friends of Shoreham Fort, shot 25 rounds with an 1886 Martini Henry rifle in the Mad Minute.

He said: “It was a personal best for me. This gun should be able to fire between 12 and 18 rounds in a minute in a normal soldier’s hands.”

We were busy right from the start

Sharon Penfold, secretary of the Friends of Shoreham Fort

Friends secretary Sharon Penfold said the fun day had been a great success, attracting a lot of families.

“We were busy right from the start,” she said.

“We had to split the tours up because we can’t have too many people in the tunnel, so we had half going one way and half the other.

“The children’s activities were popular and the cakes sold well.”

The adults' egg and spoon race SUS-150504-155151001

The adults' egg and spoon race SUS-150504-155151001

The adults' sack race SUS-150504-155125001

The adults' sack race SUS-150504-155125001

The children's sack race SUS-150504-155300001

The children's sack race SUS-150504-155300001

Friends of Shoreham Fort chairman Gary Baines in the Mad Minute SUS-150504-155234001

Friends of Shoreham Fort chairman Gary Baines in the Mad Minute SUS-150504-155234001