Friday, February 23, 2007

Lewes Bonfire Council

Lewes Bonfire Council:

"The specific origins of the stunning costumed processions and spectacular firework displays observed today in Lewes every 5th November - Bonfire Night, as it is known locally - date back to 1853, when the Lewes (now Lewes Borough) and Cliffe Bonfire Societies were formed, followed by Commercial Square in 1855. These, together with the more recently formed South Street (1913), Waterloo (1964) and Nevill Juvenile (1968) Bonfire Societies, make up the present membership of today's Lewes Bonfire Council."

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