Schools rewarded for winning Seaford Bonfire Society guy competition

Olli and Kira, with Seaford mayor Anthony White.
Olli and Kira, with Seaford mayor Anthony White.

Seaford Bonfire Society presented Newlands School with its trophy for winning the Best Guy Competition on Friday November 1.

Seaford mayor Anthony White judged the contest and presented the cup to Trenchard, the winning house.

Oli and Kira are pictured with cllr White.

Cuckmere House School came a very close second.

A spokesperson for Seaford Bonfire Society said: “All the guys entered were placed on the bonfire ship and sent up in smoke as is only right and proper.

“All the local schools were invited to enter, but only the two produced guys.

“Seaford Bonfire Society would like to thank Newlands and Cuckmere House for their efforts and hope that next year more schools and local groups will get involved.”

Seaford Bonfire Society said its street collections were up on last year.

Special thanks went to all those who helped by carrying buckets including the Seaford Downs Syndrome and Special Needs Group.

The spokesperson added: “The society would like to keep this event a free one for the community of Seaford so if there is anyone out there, business or personally, who would like to help keep us burning by sponsoring or donating please contact the secretary.”

Seaford Bonfire Society have attended Uckfield, Eastbourne, Mayfield, Fletching and Newick bonfire celebrations this year and were judged best presented visiting society at Fletching’s event.

The group was very proud to have been invited to Cliffe Bonfire Society’s celebrations this year on the 5th and said it was expecting a good turnout of about 50 members.

It will also be attending East Hoathly’s event on the November 9.

Anyone wishing to get involved with the society is welcome to join them at the society’s headquarters, the White Lion in Claremont Road, Seaford, on the first Thursday of each month.

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