Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society takes to the streets for a spectacular night in Lewes

LEWES: Nevill bonfire. 22-10-11
LEWES: Nevill bonfire. 22-10-11

Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society is anticipating the celebrations in Lewes tomorrow (Saturday) will be the biggest in recent years.

The first procession will line-up on the Nevill Estate at 6pm with the Grand Firework Display at approximately 9pm.

The effigy of Guy Fawkes and Tableau entitled “Ohh So Terribly British” will be pulled through the streets for all to see and will form part of the Grand Procession.

More than 5,000 torches have been made for the evening and eight visiting societies expected to attend.

The Society encourages younger residents in Lewes and the surrounding areas to get involved with Bonfire and this year it expects membership to be more than 500 with a large proportion of those members being under 16.

Membership is still available tonight (Friday) at St Mary’s Church Hall in Highdown Road from 6-9pm, and on a first come first served basis between 10am and 6pm tomorrow if any membership badges remain.

The spectacular firework display can be witnessed for only £3 each with accompanied children under-16 free. Road closures will be enforced throughout Nevill Estate and on the A275 Nevill Road from the Landport Fork to the junction with The Gallops until 11pm.

The Society has asked for the co-operation of all residents on the estate to keep procession routes clear of cars for safety reasons. In line with other societies throughout Sussex, it has banned the use of all dropdown fireworks both in the processions and on the firefield.