South Heighton Bonfire Society

mikebov

Lancaster, United Kingdom

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SOUTH HEIGHTON BONFIRE SOCIETY
Early in 2003 a meeting was set up at the Flying Fish and South Heighton Bonfire Society was born. A group of people had come together with an interest in bonfire; some were ignorant of Sussex bonfire tradition, some had been/were members of other societies, some just loved fireworks, some were nuts and some had turned up for the pub quiz on the wrong day!

LEWES BONFIRE
Arguably the town’s most important annual event is Lewes Bonfire, or Bonfire Night – Guy Fawkes Night celebrations on the 5th of November. In Lewes this event not only marks the date of the uncovering of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605, but also commemorates the memory of the seventeen Protestant martyrs burnt at the stake for their faith during the Marian Persecutions. The celebrations, which controversially involve burning an effigy of the Pope, are the largest and most famous Bonfire Night celebrations in the country.

Somewhere in the region of 60000 people decend on Lewes for the bonfire celebrations.

This photograph of a local character was taken at the Flying Fish Pub in Denton after the bonfire society had returned from the celebrations in Lewes

Flying Fish
Denton
Sussex
England

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Lewes Bonfire on youtube

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