The weather certainly played its part when the people of Bewbush took part in their neighbourhood fun day in 1997.
Shorts and T-shirts were the order of the day as the sun shone on the weird and wonderful floats and costumes as a carnival procession made its way through the streets.
These pictures were taken by Crawley Observer photographer Eric Buck – and the angel-faced youngsters in his photos are now in their 20s and 30s!
Among the groups who took part were the Millpond Adventure Playground, including Danny Hart and Emma Jordan, who were both seven.
Then there was the Bewbush Happy Hut, with Elly Riddich and Rebecca Page, who were 10, Daryl Pagran and Shaun Murry, who were 11, and Liam Murry, who was nine.
Do you recognise anyone else in the pictures?
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