Open-Air Swimming, Playing, and Eating at Pells Pool, Lewes

So the time has finally come. We are REGULARS at The Pells Pool, Britain’s oldest-documented outdoor (and unheated) swimming pool. My five-year-old has literally not dipped a toe into its (admittedly-cool) waters since he was 18 months old, when I basically – cruelly – dunked him in on a day when it was kind of […]

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Cool at the Pool: Stan's Snow Cones

Last Saturday I went down to the Pells Pool to meet Stanley Wood of Stan’s Snow Cones. Stan is 13 years old. He’s been saving his pocket money since he was five – yes FIVE – because he “couldn’t think of anything to spend it on.” All his mates had an Xbox, so he’d just go […]

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