LBS Committee Meeting January 2018

This month’s LBS Committee meeting is Thursday 18th January, 8pm-9pm at the King Edward Hall. Anyone interested in what we’re planning, has fund raising suggestions, or just wishes to get involved or help is welcome to come along.

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.


The First Bonfire Celebration 2018

2018 First Bonfire FlyerThe First Bonfire Celebration – Wednesday 31st January – 7pm till late – the Red Lion, Lindfield High Street

To mark the origins of our annual Bonfire tradition, Lindfield Bonfire Society is holding a celebration in The Red Lion pub in the High Street. The event starts at 7pm with a performance by Skull Drummery at 7.30 (approx).

The 31st January will be the 412th anniversary of the first bonfire with an effigy of Guy Fawkes on it, lit by King James 1st after the execution of Guy Fawkes and plotters Thomas Wintour, Ambrose Rookwood and Robert Keyes.

Come along to learn more about the Society and to hear the amazing Bonfire Drummers.


LBS Committee Meeting December 2017

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.


Thankyou to all for a fantastic Bonfire Night

Lindfield Bonfire Society wishes to say thankyou to everyone who attended our 4th November Celebration. We were delighted to be joined in our procession by members of Chailey and Burgess Hill Bonfire Societies, Burgess Hill Marching Youth & the Lindfield Scouts.

Despite the rain earlier in the day, there was a huge turnout for our night & we hope our collection will reflect this. The King Edward Hall was filled to capacity for our fancy dress competition, and the streets of Lindfield and the Common were full during the torch lit procession, Bonfire Prayer & lighting of the bonfire before the skies were lit by our Grand Firework display. We thank everyone for the many positive comments on our night. 

A huge number of people and organisations make the night possible, and the Committee of Lindfield Bonfire Society wish to say thanks to everyone, in particular:

Comber’s Trust, Cottenham’s of Lindfield – Craft Butchers (sponsors for the Guy), The Red Cross, Sussex Police, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Services, The Rotary Club, Court Meadow RDA, Kangaroos, Lindfield Parish Council, Mid-Sussex District Council, SERCO, 6-10 Traffic Management, Etc. Fire Services, Lindfield Art Studio, Trident Explorer Scouts, Lindfield Scouts, The King Edward Hall, Siamax Power Ltd and Aurora Fireworks.

We also thank this years sponsors; Lindfield Life, The Bent Arms, Sarah Lacey Drycleaning, Mark Revill & Co, Haywards Heath Landscapes Ltd, Andy Hannah Mobile Mechanic Ltd, Sussex B&B (The Pilstyes – Lindfield), Sussex Trichology, Shaz Sews for You, RTFJ, Lindfield Motors, Green & Pleasant Services, S.A. Hancock Ltd, Penny Black Barbers, The Standup Inn, The Red Lion, and those local traders and shops who’ve kindly sold programmes and merchandise for us.

Last but not least, thankyou to our Tail End Charlie team, the pyro teams of Lindfield and Chailey Bonfire Societies, the many volunteers who helped set up during the day, assist with the collection & marshalling on the night, those who help clear up after our event and count the collection…and finally all the Lindfield Bonfire Boys and Girls.

We apologise if we missed anyone, but there are so many members of the community that help make our night happen!