Rain fails to stop play at Fletching Bonfire

Fletching Bonfire
Fletching Bonfire
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Despite the rain, wind and threatened storms, Fletching Bonfire Society once again put on a magnificent bonfire spectacle.

With its magnificent architecture, picturesque and historic main street, the village’s Bonfire celebrations are always one of the most admired and enjoyed in the county.

Society chairwoman Sarah Bradford told the Express: “Due to the weather there were not the numbers of spectators that we had hoped for but we were wonderfully supported by at least 18 bonfire societies from across Sussex.

“For a small society we managed to put on a sensational bonfire procession accompanied by the Waterloo Bonfire Society Pipe Band, Barcombe Scout Band and two drumming groups.”

The rain stopped just in time for the ever-popular firework display to music organised and staged by Ashdown Fireworks which were once again spectacular.

During the procession, the weather could not dim the flaming torches.

Sarah went on: “We would like to say how grateful we are to all the societies, bands and spectators who came out to support us in such awful weather conditions.

“We are only a small society with very few members but we managed to put on a great show for everybody.

“The evening passed without any trouble and was hailed another great success.

“Well done everybody,” she said.