Weekend roundup – 10/11/2012

Well, what a week and weekend it has been!

Firstly, many thanks to Chailey Bonfire Society for hosting a very enjoyable Bonfire Night on the 10th, resplendent with vintage tractors, traction engines, floats, a giant fly (I’m sure the flashbacks on that one will stop at some point) and a fitting tribute to the British Paralympics team! It was great walking in the procession and a wonderful evening was had by all of LBS present.

We also give thanks to East Hoathly Bonfire Society for their Bonfire Night, which those from LBS who attended thoroughly enjoyed (we do get around you know!).

Finally, I have to say thank you to Lindfield itself for their support of our Bonfire Night. It was heartbreaking not to be able to hold the bonfire and fireworks on the Common but for the Society the safety of all those attending will always take priority. An article in this -weeks Mid-Sussex Times explains just how devastating an impact this will have both to the Society and the Children’s Charities we support.

Although a painful decision for the Society to make it was fantastic that so many of you still came to the King Edward Hall for the fancy dress competition and also supported the procession around the Village (with the impromptu of private firework displays). This was a truly unique event in Lindfield Village Bonfire Night history and one we will all long remember.

The last words on our Bonfire Night I have to leave to a heart warming message of support we received after our event, which I include here in full:

Congratulations to everyone! Of course we were all devastated, particularly for you after all your immense work, that you had to cancel the bonfire and the fireworks but the parade was the best ever – and then we DID have the fireworks after all. It was amazing and as if by magic. And if the clerk of the weather had been diabolical all year, he finally pulled out all stops with that brilliant cold starlit night. And in adversity Lindfield showed typical British grit! Thank you to everyone.