Nevill Green in Lewes resounded with jollity and laughter as Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society’s held its third day-long Extravaganza on Saturday.
Residents of the county town and visitors from further afield were thoroughly entertained throughout the day with stalls, games, rides and activities whilst being fed and watered copiously with tea, coffee, cakes, a barbeque and the stock of the licensed bar.
In the main arena the crowds were treated to competitions involving throwing an overlarge (fabric) stick of rock, an inter-Bonfire societies tug-o-war and speed torch making.
Lewes FC held an exciting final of their junior penalty shoot-out competition.
The mother and daughter combination of Helen and Amey Fines triumphed in the ladies’ section of the stick-of-rock throwing.
James Isted took the honours in the men’s section, and Dexter Sherin in the boys’.
The tug-of-war was won by members of Cliffe Bonfire Society, and the torch making champions were Southover.
Cliffe generously donated their prize of a Harvey’s Hamper to Samuel’s Charity.
In the evening, ticket holders feasted on a hog roast, hot dogs and burgers and sat back to enjoy exceptional performances by bands from the Starfish Project and headliners Chicken Shed Zeppelin.
Norma Thompson, Chairperson of Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society, said: “This was once more a resounding success for Nevill.”
She is now looking forward to planning and staging next year’s event.