If you intend to be on Lindfield Common on Tuesday afternoon, please be aware that there will be conducting three separate firework test firings during the day and evening. These are scheduled to take place at 3p.m., 5p.m. and again at 7p.m. These are needed to allow our pyro team to assess wind speed and direction in preparation for our evening firework display and so ensure the display is safe and enjoyable for those attending .
If you are a dog owner, or know some one who is likely to be walking their dog around the Common during the afternoon and early evening of the 5th November please let them know about the time of these test firings.
Please accept our thanks for your help in spreading the word!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION for 5th November from Lindfield Bonfire Society
Due to wet weather contingency and in an effort to save some damage to the common we have revised our procession route this year. We will form up and start further up the road than normal, this will be outside the COOP. We will pass the pond ONCE ONLY and continue on our usual route until we come back down the High Street. The band will go on to the pond and play but the main procession will divert onto the Lewes Road and enter the common at the main vehicle access gate. This is a shorter route to the fire site on the grass for the Guy, members of LBS and members of visiting societies. This will hopefully save damage to the grass at some of the pinch points on the common. Have a safe and enjoyable night, please donate to us and our charity collection and please …No Sparklers. Thank You, Mike……… Lindfield Bonfire Society.
William Parker was the 13th Baron Morley, 4th Baron Monteagle and an English peer, known for his role in the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot. In 1605 he was due to attend the opening of Parliament bur prior to this received a letter, thought to be from a fellow Catholic, who was afraid he would be blown up. The source of the letter remains unknown, but it is now called the Monteagle letter and survives at the National Archive. Its wording is:
My lord, out of the love I beare to some of youere frends, I have a care of youre preservacion, therefore I would aduyse you as you tender your life to devise some excuse to shift youer attendance at this parliament, for God and man hath concurred to punishe the wickedness of this tyme, and thinke not slightly of this advertisement, but retire yourself into your country, where you may expect the event in safety, for though there be no apparance of anni stir, yet I saye they shall receive a terrible blow this parliament and yet they shall not seie who hurts them this cowncel is not to be contemned because it may do yowe good and can do yowe no harme for the dangere is passed as soon as yowe have burnt the letter and i hope God will give yowe the grace to mak good use of it to whose holy proteccion i comend yowe.
Lindfield Bonfire Society is really excited to let you all know this years Bonfire programme & colouring competition is now available as part of this month’s Lindfield Life.
A Big thankyou to David Tingley & his team at Lindfield Life for all their help in putting this together & also to Leesa Le May at Lindfield Art Studio for again providing the picture for this year’s colouring competition. We also say a big thanks to all the sponsors of this years programme.
Well, what are you waiting for? Go get your free copy now from the distributers in Lindfield village or download it direct from the Lindfield Life website! 😁