Slideshow: Spectacular bonfire night in East Hoathly

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More than 5,000 people flocked to the small village of East Hoathly to revel in the bonfire celebrations.

The people lined the village’s streets to witness the annual celebrations on November 10.

Picture by Jim Holden 07590 683036'Bonfire procession for Remembrance. Thousands of spectators line the streets of the tiny East Sussex village of East Hoathly near Lewes, UK to watch fire banners carried ablaze as an act of remembrance en-route to a huge wood sculpture bonfire and firework display.

Picture by Jim Holden 07590 683036'Bonfire procession for Remembrance. Thousands of spectators line the streets of the tiny East Sussex village of East Hoathly near Lewes, UK to watch fire banners carried ablaze as an act of remembrance en-route to a huge wood sculpture bonfire and firework display.

The parade of blazing banners, including some with a London Olympics theme, streamed through the streets to celebrate Guy Fawkes night.

The night is also a mark of Remembrance and banners with burning poppies were carried through the streets.

The bonfire procession included people dressed as cowgirls and boys and in World War Two era costumes as it went through the streets to the huge wood sculpture and bonfire.

The amazed crowds witnessed the setting alight of a “cenotaph” which exploded with hundreds of fire crackers.

Members of the village’s societies joined the large parade and the East Hoathly Bonfire Society carried banners.

The night was capped off with a spectacular fireworks display.