2015 Christmas Craft Fair

LBS 2015 Christmas Craft Fair.jpgDon’t forget this Saturday 21st November is the LBS Christmas Craft Fair, your ideal chance to pick up some gifts and presents for Christmas.

Don’t miss our fantastic Tombola and the great Lindfield Bonfire Society Raffle. We will also have the 2016 Lindfield Village calendar and merchandise on sale. Please remember that events like this are how we raise funds for our fantastic fireworks on the 5th! There will be three halls packed with stalls along with a cafe offering hot and cold drinks, cake and hot bacon rolls. Only 25p entry for the public, free to LBS members and Vice Presidents!


2015 Fancy Dress Competition Winners



Thankyou to everyone who entered our 5th November Fancy Dress Competition. The winners for 2015 are:

6yrs and under

1st  & Anscombe Cup:   The Rocket    (Imogen Farthing)
2nd & Tampion Cup:       The Hussar (Florence Fearn-Hughes)
Joint 3rd:                         Minion (Lola Phillips) and Minion (Elouise Bedford)


1st & Bob Lacey Cup   Flames            (Kiera Willoughby)
2nd                               Victorian Lady (Helena Maynard)
3rd                                Cat                  (Alice Anderson)


1st                                 Bonfire Girl                 (Nerys Mann)
2nd                                Soldier                       (Will Tampion-Lacey)
3rd                                 Soldier                       (Jack Tampion-Lacey)

OVERALL WINNER – Geoff Honeysett Award

The Hussar (Florence Fearn-Hughes)


1st                                 Maid                          (Jenny Denyer)
2nd                                Lady in Green          (Sheila Cheesman)
3rd                                 Lady in Red              (Mel Maynard)


1st& Best Group Cup               Lindfield Bonfire         (Phil, Emily, Ben, Ellie & Sue Lucas)
2nd                                           Chailey Bonfire
3rd                                            Burgess Hill Bonfire   (David, Kerry, Nerys, & Angus Mann)


Bob Lacey Salver:       Flames (Kiera Willoughby)

Special thanks to our judges for deciding this year winners.


November 2015 Committee Meeting

If there’s something particular you would like to discuss please let us know in advance via the Contact Us section of our web site.


2015 Bonfire Night Thankyou!

Lindfield Bonfire Society wishes to say a massive thankyou to everyone who braved the weather last night to attend our 5th November Celebration. Continuous rain during the day and evening certainly made it one of the more complex nights we have had to work, throwing up a number of issues at the fire site and during the procession which we worked around with experience, ingenuity and a bit of imagination. We hope the delays did not spoil your evening, and that when the fireworks display did start it was well worth the wait!
The Committee at Lindfield Bonfire Society wish to say thanks to everyone who helped make out celebration happen. We cannot name everyone here, but special mentions go to:
Sussex Police
Haywards Heath Fire & Rescue Service
Mid Sussex District Council
The Red Cross
The Rotary Club
Riding For The Disabled
Mid Sussex Trident Scouts
Phoenix Security
Sussex 4×4 Response
Burgess Hill Marching Youth Band
Chailey Bonfire Society
Burgess Hill Bonfire Society
Edenbridge Bonfire Society,
Phil Newman and Jack,
The mystery pallet shifter!
The Tail End Charlie team,
Max and Andrew (radios)
Alison (tractor tow!)
Lindfield and Chailey Bonfire Society Firer Teams
Aurora Fireworks
…and of course the Lindfield Bonfire Boys and Girls!


The Bonfire Prayer

2015 Lindfield Bonfire Programme CoverIt’s 8.15 p.m. and time to read the Bonfire Prayer ahead of lighting our Bonfire, so sing out loud…

Remember remember, the Fifth of November
The Gunpowder, Treason and Plot
We know no reason why Gunpowder, Treason should ever be forgot
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his intent
To blow up King and Parliament
With three score barrels of powder below
Poor old England, to overthrow
By God’s providence he was catch’d
With a dark lantern and burning match
Holler boys, Holler boys, ring boys ring
Holler boys, holler boys God save the King
What shall we do with him boys?
Shall we hang him?……..NO!
Shall we drown him?…….NO!
Shall we burn him?……..YES!