Barcombe Bonfire 2008

This Saturday sees the grand finale of the Sussex Bonfire Season – yes it’s time for Barcombe Bonfire!

Barcombe always has a great following from all the local boyes and gals, as well as the rest of the bonfire community, who want one last blast.  There are a couple of processions, great fireworks and, more importantly, a “playpen” for letting those rookies off one last time!

To be assured of parking arrive early.  Processions start from around 19:30 usually, I will try and find out more precise info, last year we marched to Barcombe Mills old station first, then back to the Royal Oak, then back to the fire site.  There is also a final procession back to the village.

The firesite is on the left, by the junction of the road leading to the church, as you approach from Barcombe Mills.  As there are many routes into Barcombe, I will not recommend any particular.  The “easiest” way of finding Barcombe though is to approach from Lewes, heading north from the Cufail Tunnel roundabout towards UCKFIELD on the A26.  About 400 yards after the second turning to Ringmer on the right, just before the United Garage there is a junction for Barcombe on the LEFT.  Google Map of the area and facilities.

Facilities in the vilage centre include the pub (Royal Oak) food and refreshments etc.  Please note that the village is small and crowded, so moving along the (long) procession route will be beneficial.  The usual rules apply – no fireworks in the street, no picking up of discarded torches and behave yourself at all times!

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