LEWES BONFIRE 2015: Keeping true traditions of bonfire alive

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South Street bonfire society'Lewes SUS-140611-143213001

While encapsulating the essence of Bonfire Night and all its associated traditions, South Street Bonfire Society is determined to make November Fifth a night for people of all ages to remember.

Billed as a ‘family-orientated’ society, SSBS get proceedings underway earlier than most with a children’s procession at 5pm from Cliffe Corner to the Boat Yard.

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South Street bonfire society'Lewes SUS-140611-143330001

Led by the society banners and 17 flaming cross pieces, the society will proceed up South Street into Cliffe High Street and School Hill in its first procession, before taking the society wreath to the War Memorial in a procession of remembrance.

Dressed in distinctive brown and cream stripes, SSBS will be easy to spot as they join up with the other societies for the Grand Procession, ending up at the far end of Railway Lane for their stunning firework display.

The culmination of the night will see the society tar barrel leading members from South Street to Cliffe Bridge, where it will be ignited and - after another lap around the town - ceremoniously thrown into the River Ouse. Members will then head back to the Boat Yard.

As last year, SSBS will be raising funds for the Railway Land Wildlife Trust, the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

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South Street bonfire society'Lewes SUS-140611-143424001

Programmes are available from the Lewes Tourist Information Centre.

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