Spectacular fireworks show as Bonfire season gets underway in Uckfield

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Uckfield celebrates the start of the Sussex Bonfire season with its own bonfire and carnival over the weekend of September 7-8.

The town is well-known for staging the traditional ‘opener’ to the autumn celebrations.

On Friday, September 6, there is the giant bonfire and firework display at Holy Cross School field.

It starts at about 9.15pm – or when it gets dark.

It’s free to attend and there will be buckets to collect charity donations.

This year’s display is being staged by the Commercial Square Bonfire Society from Lewes so it’s bound to be good.

On Saturday, from 1.30pm, the children’s procession starts at Victoria Park pleasure ground and parades up the High Street and through the town into Holy Cross School field.

If it’s wet, it will go into the Civic Centre.

Children’s judging is from 2.30pm onwards. Organiser Carol Watts-Arnold said: “Every child in the town is invited to dress up ands take part – there’s no charge and it’s great fun.”

Then in the evening the spectacular torchlight procession starts from Grange Road and heads down the High Street, with bands and several floats.

To find out more visit www.uckfieldcarnival.co.uk