Celebration is a golden moment for Waterloo Bonfire Society

Waterloo Bonfire Society 50th anniversary
Waterloo Bonfire Society 50th anniversary

Waterloo Bonfire Society held a Gala Dinner and Ball at the Town Hall, Lewes, on Saturday August 9, to mark the anniversary of 50 years since their official reformation.

The Town Hall was decorated with the society’s numerous procession banners hanging from the rafters.

Expert lighting of the stage backdrop created a bonfire and crowd scene and, together with the models of firework starburst going off above the heads of the revellers, recreated a breath-taking image of Bonfire Night itself.

The afternoon formal Gala Dinner was an intimate occasion which brought together members and supporters dating back to when the society was officially reformed in 1964 and the occasion was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress, Mr and Mrs Michael Turner.

During the dinner, guests were treated to speeches by life members Mr David Quinn and Mr Barry Jackman.

South Street Bonfire Society made a presentation to Waterloo to mark their 50th year.

The evening guests, including members from other societies, continued the celebration with gusto with dancing into the night to the sounds of the eight-piece band.

Society Chairman, Paul Slot, said: “This was an important milestone for our society and was very personal to many of our older members.

“We celebrated it in our style by transforming the Town Hall in a way that has not been seen before and holding a very personal dinner and fantastic fun evening for all.”