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Lewes Bonfire Celebrations Are Well Under Way

Lewes Bonfire Parade

As we have featured before, the County of Sussex has a huge commitment to continuing the traditions set out even before Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators attempted to blow up the King and his supporters in Parliament. Going way back in history to 1555, the tradition of holding bonfires was done in recognition of the Protestant martyrs killed during the reign of Mary Tudor.

This weekend marks another round of Bonfire events in the region on the build-up to Bonfire Night when the major players in the Lewes Bonfire Societies hold their annual procession through the town of Lewes before splitting back up into their local groups to hold their own Bonfire’s and subsequent fireworks displays.

If you are in the area and would like to attend one of the events taking place, these are the details:

26th October 2013 (Saturday) Fletching Bonfire Night Celebrations

Starts at 6:30pm and includes a traditional Torchlit Procession (along with other visiting societies) Marching Bands, Fancy Dress competitions, a huge Bonfire and Firework display.

26th October 2013 (Saturday) Firle Bonfire Night Celebrations

Starts at 6:30pm and includes a traditional Torchlit Procession (along with other visiting societies) Marching Bands, Fancy Dress competitions, a huge Bonfire and Firework display.

26th October 2013 (Saturday) Staplecross Bonfire Night Celebrations

Starts at 6:30pm and includes a traditional Torchlit Procession (along with other visiting societies) Marching Bands, Fancy Dress competitions, a huge Bonfire and Firework display.

26th October 2013 (Saturday) Littlehampton Bonfire Night Celebrations

Starts at 6:30pm and includes a traditional Torchlit Procession (along with other visiting societies) Floats, marching bands, troupes, fun fair and the traditional Bonfire and Fireworks display.

The only one of these events which can really be described as suitable for children is the one at Littlehampton so be aware of this when making a decision as to which you would like to go along to.

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