Splashing time in store for all ages

SOUTHOVER Bonfire Society is holding its eighth annual Pells Party today (Friday) at Lewes’s famous outdoor pool from 7.30pm to 11pm. This extravaganza promises an evening of bands, bathing, a bar and food for young and old alike.

The headline band will be the U2 Tribe, an East Sussex-based tribute band whose members are passionate fans of the Irish quartet. They will be ably supported by the band The Officials playing at this fun event – billed as a chance to dance, dip, dive and drink.

Excellent food will be provided by Lewes’s own Chaula’s, all the more reason to indulge, washed down by some Harveys ale – light refreshments will be available, too. Tickets are priced at £5 for adults, concessions £4, juniors £3, and accompanied children go free.

They are available from Pells Pool, Union Music Store, The King’s Head, The Swan and St Pancras Stores. Subject to availability they will also be for sale on the door.

The Pells Pool is the oldest documented freshwater public pool in the country which last year celebrated its 150th anniversary year with a host of celebrations. 

Southover Bonfire Society was formed in 1886. Originally the colours of their Guernseys were orange and white but this later changed to orange and black due to the tie between the people of Southover and William of Orange (King William lll 1689-1702).