Bonfire 2009 is Underway

Sussex Bonfire 2009 gets underway this weekend with the first torchlit procession of the year through Uckfield.

Like most of the early events, the Uckfield Bonfire Procession is actually a carnival, featuring floats as well as the societies and their torches.  As everyone prepares their stripes for the new season, everyone will be pleased to know that a dry evening is on the cards, and a repeat of last year’s drenching is highly unlikely!

Information on the processions is as follows (taken from and for full details see

Children’s Procession 1.30pm From Victoria Pleasure Ground followed by Children’s Fancy Dress Competition…
Adult Fancy Dress Competition 6.30pm Elizabeth Gardens, Grange Road
Torchlight Procession 7.30pm Starts at Grange Road
Grand Torchlight Procession 9.00pm High Street
Bonfire Prayers 9.10pm High Street at the Church Street junction

Roads will be closed from around 7pm, but be aware that Uckfield only has half a train service, with no line from the south.  Fireworks were held on the Friday night, but the funfair will still be in town!

Next week’s carnival and torchlight will be at Crowborough!

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