Torchmaking (no renewals on 1 October)

torching

Saturday 9.30am to 11.30am and Sunday 9.30am to 11.30am.

No experience necessary – turn up for an hour or so if not a little longer, and help make some of the torches we will carry on The Fifth whilst getting to meet other SBS members.

For info, Saturday Torch-Making sessions at The Swan are likely to continue for a while, so that we can get ahead of ourselves rather than be left with a load of torches needing to be made at the last minute ( if weather turns against us over the coming weeks).

The lovely No experience necessary – turn up for an hour or so if not a little longer, and help make some of the torches we will carry on The Fifth whilst getting to meet other SBS members.

For info, Saturday Torch-Making sessions at The Swan are likely to continue for a while, so that we can get ahead of ourselves rather than be left with a load of torches needing to be made at the last minute ( if weather turns against us over the coming weeks).

The lovely membership team will be there too, with the deadline looming. So, why not renew and whilst there purchase a programme. It’s all for the good of the society!

Notching and torchmaking 24th and 25th. Info about renewals

notching

  1. Saturday 24th Sept, 8:30 – 11:30am  at The Swan – Torch-making
  1. Saturday 24th Sept 9:00 – 11:30ish – Stick Notching, Johnny Marshall’s, Southover High Street (2,000 sticks to be done)
  1. Sunday 25th Sept 09:30 – 11:30 at The Swan – Torch-making

 

No experience necessary – turn up for an hour or so if not a little longer,  and help make some of the torches we will carry on The Fifth whilst getting to meet other SBS members.  Please note, notching only requires a few people, so if we get too many turn up at Johnny’s then Simon Monk may ask you to stroll along to The Swan and help out there instead.

For info, Saturday Torch-Making sessions at The Swan are likely to continue for a while, so that we can get ahead of ourselves rather than be left with a load of torches needing to be made at the last minute ( if weather turns against us over the next six weeks).

SBS Facebook page and Twitter feed will keep you informed.

Hope to see you at one of the sessions.

The Torch-Making team.

RENEWALS

 Membership renewal opportunities are as follows;

Sunday 25th September torch making and renewals at the Swan 0930 -1130
Sunday 2nd October torch making and renewals at the Swan 0930 -1130

Sunday 9th October at The Swan torch making and renewals 930-1130
Wednesday 12th October at the Kings Head renewals 1800-2000
Sunday 16th October Torch Making and renewals at The Swan 0930-1130

Sunday 16th Costume competition and renewals at The Southdown club

Please renew your membership ASAP as we have a long waiting list and we anticipate it will be very busy this year!

New Announcement from the Southover Outmeetings Team

Many of you will recall that for the past few years we have had the privilege of using ‘Bob’s Bus’ for some of our outmeetings. This was very important for us because it helped cover the losses accrued from hiring the larger, more expensive Big Lemon buses.

Unfortunately, the charity which owned Bob’s Bus has had to close and we have to use a standard coach hire company. As a result we have found it impossible to keep last year’s prices and had to increase the cost of coach-based outmeetings as it would be unfair to expect non-outmeeting members to subsidize them.

The new cost of coach-based outmeetings is to increase from £10 to £15. It is hoped this will be a temporary measure until we find a better solution. The following outmeetings will be affected:

Mayfield 19th Sept
Ewhurst & Staplecross 29th Oct
Chailey 12th Nov
Robertsbridge 19th Nov
Hawkhurst 26th Nov
Rottingdean 3rd Dec

The following outmeetings don’t require coaches, so aren’t affected:
Eastbourne 1st Oct
Hastings 15th Oct
Neville 22nd Oct
Seaford 22nd Oct
South Heighton 12th Nov

Southover Outmeetings Team

Extra torchmaking date added

Torching

Good turn out at torchmaking on Sunday morning. Some 300 torches were made on the 4th. However, as torchmaking camp was cancelled we are already behind on our quota. Next Saturday 10th September, there will be some additional torchmaking at the Swan, 8.30am – 11.30am, as well as the normal Sunday, 9.30am – 11.30am, as many members do come along and help, please. And many thanks to the Swan for their hospitality.

Torchmaking Camp – CANCELLED

Torchmaking camp

This year’s SBS torchmaking camp takes place at Boathouse Farm in Isfield from 26 – 28 August, it’s a great opportunity to spend some time with Bonfire friends, to meet new ones and to help create the first of the many thousands of torches we will need on the Fifth.
 
It’s a family-friendly, dog-friendly event and there is usually a spot of Harveys or fizz to be found, so why not throw the tent and sleeping bags in the car and head down and join us?
 
Here’s what some of last year’s campers had to say about their experience:
 
“Torchcamp is lots of fun and a great way to meet other members. It’s a perfect event for families.”
 
“a great way to catch up with people before the season starts”
“There was beer and fire.”
 
Tickets are £10 per adult and £5 per child, advance notice of attendance is required so please contact events@southoverbs.com and let us know if you’re coming along or if you’d like more information.
 
And it gets better…the new, and lovely, membership team is set to make an appearance to take members’ renewals!

Torchmaking Sundays (and membership renewals)

torchmaking

From Sunday, 4 September torchmaking season will be back upon us. Each marching member will burn up to ten torches on the Fifth (maybe more this year, as it is a Saturday), so we are going to need thousands of them, and we need your help to get them all made.

Training will be given to newcomers, while old hands can concentrate on perfecting the traditionally high-quality SBS torch. We’ll be at The Swan, our torchmaking venue, each Sunday morning (in September and October) between 9.30am and 11.30am, and it would be great to see you there!

Also there will be our lovely membership team in their distinctive red polo shirts ready to take renewals.

All-in-all this is a great opportunity to contribute to the society and make new Bonfire friends, let’s hope for good weather!

Dripping Pan rotas

Message from John Somerville ….

Hello,

Here are the rotas as they stand for August.

Next Saturday’s game, 20th August, v. Redhill was supposed to be played at Redhill but has been switched to the Dripping Pan.

The midweek rotas are fairly easy to fill, but we are struggling to get the Saturday rotas filled. I know it’s still the summer holidays, but unfortunately the football season doesn’t recognise this.

Coming up on September 3rd is the Danny House event and we’ve also got the Rooks Inn the same day, so we really do need to get ourselves into gear.

If anyone has any feedback relating to SBS running the Rooks Inn;
training/ lack off how to get more volunteers

Rook Inn