Rye Bonfire details, Saturday November 11

Road ClosuresOn Bonfire Night, Sat Nov 11th, all streets on the processional route in Rye town centre will be closed to traffic from approx 6.30pm till 9.30 pm.

There is no parking on the processional route from approx 4.30pm.

From approx 6.30pm, vehicular access to the town will be severely restricted and all vehicles are cleared from the processional route. Any vehicles on the procession route will be removed by recovery trucks.

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The A259 Folkestone - Hastings trunk route and the A268 London Road will be closed at times between 8.00pm and 9.30pm to allow the procession and crowds to pass and will be subject to long delays at all other times.

Motorists are therefore advised to use the M20/A28 route from Dover and Folkestone to Hastings and Eastbourne if travelling on the evening of Sat Nov 12th.

Rye Bonfire Timetable, Sat Nov 11th

Parking restrictions apply to processional route from 4.30pm

Vehicular access restrictions apply from 6.30pm

Processional Route to be clear of all vehicles 6.30pm

Procession Starts from Tilling Green 7.30pm

A259 / A268 restrictions apply from 8.00pm

"Chairing Down" - mystery celeb. lights the bonfire 8.30pm

Fireworks Display 8.45pm

Traffic Restrictions Lifted 9.15 - 10pm

The Procession Route ...

A Maroon signals the start of the procession at about 7:30pm

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The route is as follows - Ferry Road to the Crown Inn, turn left into Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, through Landgate Arch, Hilders Cliff in to High Street, The Mint, turn right into Wish Ward, Cinque Ports Street, Tower Street, left down Landgate, right into Bedford Place and on to the Bonfire site.

Please show your appreciation for the evening's events


Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night

Fireworks Links

Battle Bonfire Boyes

Hastings Borough Bonfire Society

Lewes Bonfire Council

Newick Bonfire Society

Barcombe Bonfire Society

Lewes Borough






Burgess Hill

The Fawksian Society

Chairing of Rye Fawkes...

Torch Bearers led by two members from Rye Bonfire Society, followed by two members from each visiting Society.

Route - Hilders Cliff, Landgate, Bedford Place and The Salts for the lighting of the Bonfire.

The Bonfire Lit By Rye Fawkes & Grand Firework Display On Fair Salts

Safety Notice

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Please do not pick up discarded torches, that is the job for the firecarts at the rear of the procession.

Marshals protect the whole route. If they advise you to move away, please follow their instructions, they are concerned about your safety.

Do not use fireworks. We do not tolerate fireworks in the crowd, it is dangerous and offenders will be reported to the police.

At the Fire Site, please remain outside of the barriers, it is dangerous inside. We cannot be held responsible for any loss or injury sustained by people crossing safety barriers.

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This is a traditional custom, not a carnival or ordinary fireworks display, it can be loud and frightening, there will be fire and very loud bangs. Keep children with you and do not push them to the front. If you are nervous or worried, we suggest you keep away.

Please do not bring any pets.

The Rye and District Bonfire Society do not accept responsibility for any personal injury, loss or damage to personal property and remind you that you attend this evening's event entirely at your own risk.