A heady mix of bonfire, brimstone and grog, last year’s Smugglers Night did good. The excellent evening of drumming skulduggery and torch lit processions attracted hordes of swashbuckling pirates and landlubbers alike, culminating in the burning of a giant wooden horse and an awe-inspiring fireworks display on the beach – and a whole load of debris to match. No matter. By 11am the next day, Smugglers organiser Gary Payne and The Deans Beach and Environment Volunteers were on the case, sifting through the pebbles and sand to haul off sack loads of firework casings, burned firewood and nails, to leave the foreshore pristine once again.
￼The Deans Beach & Environment Volunteers meet on the 1st Sunday of every month at 11am to clean the Deans beaches. Forthcoming dates are printed below or go to https://www.facebook.com/thedeansvolunteers/events.
The Deans Beach and Environment Volunteers
Open Meeting: Wednesday 12 March 2014 at 7.30pm
Location: The Function Room at The White Horse Hotel
We are holding an open meeting at the White Horse Hotel on the 12th March at 7:30pm. If you would like to know who we are and what we do or would be interested in joining us, please come along. Smugglers night has grown year on year and is now one of the biggest events we have in Rottingdean. We are always looking for help from people keen to be a part of Rottingdean’s smuggling history.
Even if you are not sure how you can be of help, come along to the meeting and have a chat to us.