County News: David Cameron ‘piggate’ and Sepp Blatter tableaux lined up for world-famous bonfire celebrations

Excitement is growing as the countdown has begun to the world-famous Lewes Bonfire Celebrations tonight.

Photo by Peter Cripps. SUS-150411-135218001
Photo by Peter Cripps. SUS-150411-135218001

First photos appeared earlier today of the various tableaux, including FIFA president Sepp Blatter and PM David Cameron, with a reference to ‘piggate’.

Each of the town’s six bonfire societies create a grand, realistic tableau, usually depicting a controversial figure who has made the news that year.

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The tableaux, which are marched through the streets of Lewes before being blown up at the end of the night, are kept top secret in the lead-up to the event.

Photo by Peter Cripps. SUS-150411-135218001

However, social media has provided some spoilers this year.

Meanwhile, Lewes Borough Bonfire Society is preparing to blow up a record-breaking Guy Fawkes effigy.

The town’s oldest bonfire society will submit the 50ft guy to Guinness World Records in the hopes of being recognised as the largest ever bonfire effigy.

To ensure the display goes off with a bang, the giant guy is being stuffed with more fireworks than ever used before in the society’s 162-year history.

A tableau of David Cameron with a pig's head has been spotted in Lewes. Photo courtesy of @MattyJam92. SUS-150511-103333001

The effigy can already be seen at the LBBS’s firesite at Landport Bottom in the South Downs National Park.

Check out our live Lewes Bonfire section. We will be following all the action with reports and photos from our reporters, plus reaction and comment on social media. Use the hashtag #lewesbonfire.

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