Celebrity Bake Off contestant and SBS member Ian Cumming shares an exclusive bonfire night recipe; there’s the secrets of our Monks’ Bell Cart revealed; you can find out all the stories behind the stories of what makes Southover Bonfire Society such a great community group and find out about the night’s processions in our bumper 2017 programme on sale now. At a bargain £2 a copy, you get 64-pages of fiery fun and frolics. What’s not to love? Pick up a copy from The Swan, The King’s Head, Lewes Tourist Information Office among other Lewes outlets. Alternatively, look out for the distinctive red and black striped guernseys worn by our door-to-door SBS programme power sellers coming to your neighbourhood in the run up to the big night on November 4.
These nights are for SBS members who have renewed online and paid. If you have a junior who is a member you must have an adult renew and pay who has read and signed the disclaimer and who is responsible for them on bonfire night. All members should have had an invitation to renew online. If you haven’t had anything, please check your spam or contact email@example.com with a current email address as soon as you can. Remember, you need your badge and your membership card (and you need them on you!) in order to process on November 4. Advance! (Stop press: the family badge night on October 22 is now from 3pm-5.30pm as Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society has re arranged its fireworks for that evening.)
Don’t forget our AGM tonight at the Rooks (Dripping Pan) at 7.00 p.m. Check your email inbox for information and links to the candidates standing for election and how you can vote by proxy.
Hope to see you there!!!!
Some news about the Wassail (see article below) – transport has been arranged, leaving the Swan at 5pm on Jan 14th, and you can book your seats online right now. Continue reading “Pentacle Wassail – Book transport now”
From the ever-lovely James McCauley:
The first batch of fantastic photos from Lewes on the 5th and Badge Night are available now to view and order:
Huge thanks to our incredibly talented (and fearless) photographers: Ian Cumming, Nigel Powell, Carlotta Junger Luke, Emma Howard, James Thatcher, Hugh Wilton and Fergus Kennedy.
Go and see if you can find yourself!
Call for volunteers at the SBS Firesite running up to and after the 5th November (Stanley Turner Rugby Ground)
> Monday 31st October 2016
Volunteers for taking delivery, unloading and erecting the fence around the pyro site.
> Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Volunteers needed to take delivery of fire site items and help remove gaps in fence to hockey pitch, set up site office etc.
Continue reading “Call for Volunteers”
There’s an awesome event on 3rd September which is also a great fundraiser for Southover BS.
We need people to run a bar for a massive public event (3,000
people at Danny House,) and also to form a guard of honour in full Southover colours with burning torches. There are copious attractions to be enjoyed throughout the day and into the evening including a Son et Lumière show (for more details go to http://
At least 20 people are needed all day, and the event raises money for local hospices too.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We are helping run the 6th Annual Beer Festival at the Rook Inn, Dripping Pan.
Entrance is £5 to include commemorative glass and thereafter beer is £3.30 per pint (£1.65 per half).
For more information go to http://www.lewesfc.com/ale-be-back/
Are you ready?
The 5th is upon us again, come rain or shine we march through the streets of Lewes tonight. For your reference the forming up times for Southover’s processions are as follows:
First procession – Children’s
4:30pm Form up in Potters lane
Second procession – Remembrance
6:00pm Form up Kings Head
Third Procession – The Grand
7:15pm Form up at the King’s Head
7:20pm Form up at The Swan
Fourth Procession – To the Firesite
10:00pm Form up at the King’s Head
Fifth Procession – Back to Headquarters
11:30pm Form up at The Swan