Woman’s bid to reunite with friends in Herald photo

(Back left to right) Rita Tarr, eight, Rita Huggins, 12, (front left to right)  Edna Knight, Janet Lelliott, eight, Pamela Withers, now Robinson, eight and John Knight, seven. Pictured in the Worthing Herald in 1943.  Now 81, Pam is trying to get back in touch with the others in the picture.
(Back left to right) Rita Tarr, eight, Rita Huggins, 12, (front left to right) Edna Knight, Janet Lelliott, eight, Pamela Withers, now Robinson, eight and John Knight, seven. Pictured in the Worthing Herald in 1943. Now 81, Pam is trying to get back in touch with the others in the picture.
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Are you in this photo? Pam Robinson was eight when she appeared in this picture in the Worthing Herald in 1943 – and now aged 81, she wants to get back in touch with her friends.

Pictured left to right, in the back row are Rita Tarr and Rita Huggins and in the front are Edna Knight, Janet Lelliott, Pam and John Knight.

Pam Robinson, 81, moved to Southend-on-Sea in Essex from Worthing when she was 11. She is trying to get back in touch with friends that she was pictured with in the Worthing Herald in 1943.

Pam Robinson, 81, moved to Southend-on-Sea in Essex from Worthing when she was 11. She is trying to get back in touch with friends that she was pictured with in the Worthing Herald in 1943.

The group, all from Shandon Road in Worthing, raised money for two British prisoners of war in German hands by organising a neighbourhood bric-a-brac sale and a concert.

“We managed to raise 10 or 11 pounds, which was quite a lot of money in those days,” Pam said.

“I hope it jogs people’s memories.”

She moved to Southend in 1947, but has fond memories of living in Worthing and likes to visit when she can.

“I love to come back and stop off at the seafront, and visit the downs. I used to walk along the downs even during the war with no problems at all.”

If you would like to get in touch, call 01903 282 377 or send an email to news@worthingherald.co.uk addressed to James Butler.

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