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Bonfire Societies

The Bonfire Societies of Sussex (and it's close neighbours) are centered on Lewes whose seven societies always celebrate on November 5th. Other societies hold their events on the Saturdays between mid-September and the end of November, attending each other's processions.

Torchlight processions are followed by fireworks and the burning of an effigy, and in the process of eveyone having a good time, many thousands of pounds are raised for charities and other worthy causes.

Barcombe Bonfire Society

Barcombe Bonfire Society

Information about their history, events and activities. BBS is 'the closest to Lewes a non-Lewes Society gets'.

Battel Bonfire Society

Claims to be the oldest Bonfire Society in England,with records going back to 1646. The event is held on the first Saturday in November closest to the 5th.

Burgess Hill Bonfire SocietyBurgess Hill Bonfire Society

Originally founded in 1894 then re-formed in 1969. Read more on their website, new for 2012.

Crowborough Bonfire & Carnival Society

50 years of bonfire and carnivals

Chailey Bonfire Society

News of this Sussex Society formed in 1966.

Hastings Borough Bonfire Society Links

The Official HBBS.

Edenbridge Bonfire Society



Pages relating to Lewes Bonfire, information and pictures.

Firle Bonfire Society

Firle Bonfire Society

"Firle upholds and promotes all that's excellent about traditional Sussex Bonfire and holds a Bonfire Night with torchlit processions and fireworks each October".

Hailsham Bonfire Society

Hailsham Bonfire Society

Re-formed after am interval of 14 years, this society became active again on the 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot to present a torchlight procession, bonfire and fireworks display.

Lindfield Bonfire Society

Lindfield Bonfire Society

Littlehampton Bonfire Society


Sussex Champions 2004 'We burn to do good'. ' We strongly believe Bonfire Night in Littlehampton plays a very important role in fostering community spirit and acts as a showcase for the town at its very best.'

Mayfield Bonfire Boyes & Belles

Mayfield Bonfire Boyes & Belles

Newick Bonfire Society


Merrie Harriers Bonfire Society

Over the years the Bonfire Society has distributed more than 23,000 to local good causes.

Rye & District Bonfire Society

Rye & District Bonfire Society

seaford bonfire society

Seaford Bonfire Society

The latest re-established bonfire society, Seaford held their hugely successful inaugural procession in October 2011.

Now looking for people to assist with the design and building of flags, banners, effigies, tableaux and 'general bonfire goodness'.

Shoreham Bonfire Society

shoreham bonfire societyEstablished over 10 years ago and now returning re-invigorated in 2010, Shoreham has a beach bonfire, fireworks and procession.


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