Bonfire Societies from around the UK where you can become involved, they are exciting and full of friendly people, history and knowledge.
Torchlight processions are followed by fireworks and the burning of an effigy, and in the process of everyone having a good time, many thousands of pounds are raised for charities and other worthy causes.
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 Society
Originally founded in 1894 then re-formed in 1969. Read more on their website, new for 2012.
Crowborough Bonfire and 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
Firle Bonfire Society
Firle upholds and promotes all that’s excellent about traditional Sussex Bonfire and holds a Bonfire Night with torch lit processions and fireworks each October.
Hailsham Bonfire Society
Re-formed after an 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
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
Newick Bonfire Society
Rye and District 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
Established over 10 years ago and now returning re-invigorated in 2010, Shoreham has a beach bonfire, fireworks and procession.